5 days in Northwest Ohio Itinerary

5 days in Northwest Ohio Itinerary

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5 days in Northwest Ohio Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Drive:  1​h 15​min
— 1 night
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Detroit


Toledo ©
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Toledo Zoo, try to win big at Hollywood Casino Toledo, and then explore the world behind art at Toledo Museum of Art. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at The 577 Foundation, then browse for treasures at Jeffrey's Antique Gallery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Toledo day trip planning website .

Detroit to Toledo is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In November in Toledo, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sandusky.

Things to do in Toledo

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Jeffrey's Antique Gallery, The 577 Foundation
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Oak Openings Preserve Metropark ©
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark
Toledo Museum of Art ©
Toledo Museum of Art
Toledo Zoo ©
Toledo Zoo


Sandusky ©
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Marblehead Lighthouse State Park and Heineman Winery. Escape the urban bustle at African Safari Wildlife Park and Nickel Plate Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Sandusky: Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial (in Put in Bay), Main Street Beach (in Vermilion) and Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums (in Fremont). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Firelands Winery, stop by Toft's, and visit a coastal fixture at Port Clinton Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Sandusky day trip planning website .

You can drive from Toledo to Sandusky in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Sandusky can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Sandusky

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Port Clinton, Put in Bay, Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, Nickel Plate Beach, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums
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