56 days in Ohio Itinerary

56 days in Ohio Itinerary

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Fly to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Drive to Toledo
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Toledo
— 6 nights
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Columbus
— 7 nights
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Cincinnati
— 9 nights
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Portsmouth
— 3 nights
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Zanesville
— 5 nights
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Dover
— 6 nights
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Youngstown
— 6 nights
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Cleveland
— 7 nights
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Sandusky
— 6 nights
Drive to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Fly to Exeter

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Toledo — 6 nights

Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Toledo side-trips: Johnston Fruit Farms (in Swanton), Providence Metropark (in Grand Rapids) and Perennial Plant Peddler (in Findlay). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, sample the tasty concoctions at Maumee Bay Brew Pub, see the interesting displays at National Museum of the Great Lakes, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral.

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Exeter, UK to Toledo is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. In September in Toledo, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Columbus.
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Columbus — 7 nights

The Discovery City

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rockbridge (Rock Bridge, Zipline, &more), Manchester Hill Winery (in Circleville) and Logan (Blue Valley Massage, Old Man's Cave, &more). The adventure continues: sample some tasty brews at Pedal Wagon Columbus, wander the streets of Short North Arts District, shop like a local with Easton Town Center, and appreciate the extensive heritage of German Village.

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Traveling by car from Toledo to Columbus takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cincinnati.
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Cincinnati — 9 nights

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cincinnati: Cincinnati Nature Center (in Milford), David's Cemetery (in Kettering) and Great Miami River Trail (in Montgomery). Pack the 23rd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Kings Island. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 22nd (Thu) at Wake Nation Cincinnati. There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Museum of the US Air Force, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and contemplate the long history of Carillon Historical Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cincinnati holiday planner.

Drive from Columbus to Cincinnati in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cincinnati can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Portsmouth.
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Portsmouth — 3 nights

Portsmouth is a city in and the county seat of Scioto County, Ohio, United States. Explore Portsmouth's surroundings by going to The Edge of Appalachia Preserve System (in West Union), Serpent Mound (in Peebles) and Fort Hill State Memorial (in Hillsboro). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Portsmouth Floodwall Mural, examine the collection at Southern Ohio Museum, look for gifts at Ghosts in the Attic, and immerse yourself in nature at Scioto Trail State Park.

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You can drive from Cincinnati to Portsmouth in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Portsmouth can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zanesville.
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Zanesville — 5 nights

Zanesville is a city in and the county seat of Muskingum County, Ohio, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Zanesville: Mohican State Park (in Loudonville), Marietta (Oak Grove Cemetery & Campus Martius Museum) and Sugarcreek (The Farm at Walnut Creek & David Warther Carvings). And it doesn't end there: gain insight at The Wilds, immerse yourself in nature at Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve, hike along Kokosing Gap Trail, and experience rural life at The Alpacas Of Spring Acres.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Zanesville trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Portsmouth to Zanesville in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Zanesville are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dover.
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Dover — 6 nights

Dover is a city in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Dover: Hillcrest Orchard (in Sugarcreek), Manfull Orchards Farm Market (in Augusta) and Franciscan University of Steubenville (in Steubenville). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Warther Museum, stop by Lehman's, make a trip to World's Largest Cuckoo Clock, and get in on the family fun at Tuscora Park.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Dover trip planner.

Drive from Zanesville to Dover in 1.5 hours. In October in Dover, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Youngstown.
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Youngstown — 6 nights

Youngstown is a city in and the county seat of Mahoning County in the U.S. state of Ohio, with small portions extending into Trumbull County. Get out of town with these interesting Youngstown side-trips: Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail (in Lisbon), Conneaut (Conneaut Township Park, Creek Road Covered Bridge, &more) and Beaver Creek State Park (in East Liverpool). On the 13th (Thu), spend a day ambling around Mill Creek Park. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Fellows Riverside Gardens, steep yourself in history at Lanterman's Mill, hike along Western Reserve Greenway, and immerse yourself in nature at Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State Park.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Youngstown online trip planner.

You can drive from Dover to Youngstown in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cleveland.
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Cleveland — 7 nights

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Get out of town with these interesting Cleveland side-trips: The Holden Arboretum (in Kirtland), Patterson Fruit Farms (in Chesterland) and Akron (F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm & Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens). Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Cuyahoga Valley National Park. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, admire the sheer force of Brandywine Falls, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cleveland trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Youngstown to Cleveland in 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cleveland when traveling from Youngstown in October, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Sandusky.
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Sandusky — 6 nights

Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums (in Fremont), Collier (Howard) State Nature Preserve (in Tiffin) and Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial (in Put in Bay). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Cedar Point, identify plant and animal life at Back to the Wild, stop by Brummer's Chocolates, and experience rural life at Mulberry Creek Herb Farm.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sandusky vacation planner.

Getting from Cleveland to Sandusky by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In October, daytime highs in Sandusky are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
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Ohio travel guide

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The Buckeye State
Nicknamed the "Heart of It All" because of its heart-like shape, Ohio is perhaps best described as a mosaic of big cities and small towns, with vast tracts of farmland in between. Always a major industrial and political player in the country, the state was the home to eight American presidents and the Wright brothers, inventors of the airplane. The first man to walk on the Moon came from Ohio, as did 23 other astronauts. More than just an overachiever in science, industry, and politics, the state is also a serious holiday destination, featuring both traditional Amish farms and bustling cities with a great selection of things to do.
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