60 days in Ohio Itinerary

60 days in Ohio Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ohio tour itinerary planner

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Fly to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Drive to Toledo
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Toledo
— 8 nights
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Sandusky
— 6 nights
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Cleveland
— 10 nights
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Youngstown
— 7 nights
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Dover
— 6 nights
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Portsmouth
— 3 nights
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Cincinnati
— 10 nights
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Columbus
— 8 nights
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Toledo

— 8 nights
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Explore Toledo's surroundings by going to Harrison Lake State Park (in Fayette), Black Swamp Bird Observatory (in Oak Harbor) and BGSU Planetarium (in Bowling Green). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Toledo Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at National Museum of the Great Lakes, walk around Pearson's Metropark, and let little ones run wild at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Toledo journey planner.

Doha, Qatar to Toledo is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 8 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Doha in December, with highs in Toledo at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sandusky.

Things to do in Toledo

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 9:

Sandusky

— 6 nights
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sandusky: Collier (Howard) State Nature Preserve (in Tiffin), B&O Bike Trail (in Mansfield) and Triple M Ranch (in Loudonville). Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at Kalahari Waterparks, stroll through Castalia Quarry Reserve, admire the natural beauty at James H. McBride Arboretum, and contemplate the long history of Eleutheros Cooke House and Garden.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sandusky online tour planner.

Drive from Toledo to Sandusky in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daytime highs in Sandusky are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cleveland.

Things to do in Sandusky

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 15:

Cleveland

— 10 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cleveland: Akron (Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens & F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm), Girdled Road Reservation (in Concord) and Lake Erie Bluffs (in Perry). Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Cuyahoga Valley National Park. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, stroll around Rocky River Reservation, admire the landmark architecture of Heinen's Downtown, and admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cleveland road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Sandusky to Cleveland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Cleveland can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Youngstown.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 25:

Youngstown

— 7 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Youngstown: Canton (McKinley Presidential Library & Museum & Canton Classic Car Museum), Western Reserve Greenway (in Ashtabula) and Lisbon (Guilford Lake State Park & Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail). On the 26th (Sun), spend a day ambling around Mill Creek Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Butler Institute of American Art, see the interesting displays at National Packard Museum, steep yourself in history at Lanterman's Mill, and stop by AAA I-76 Antique Mall.

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Drive from Cleveland to Youngstown in 1.5 hours. December in Youngstown sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Dover.

Things to do in Youngstown

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — Jan 1:

Dover

— 6 nights
Dover is a city in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Manfull Orchards Farm Market (in Augusta), The Wilderness Center (in Wilmot) and Boss Bison Ranch (in Cadiz). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Warther Museum, get in on the family fun at Adventure Creek Challenge Course, LLC, stop by Medbery Marketplace, and immerse yourself in nature at Barkcamp State Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dover trip planning app.

Drive from Youngstown to Dover in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Dover can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Dover

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 7:

Portsmouth

— 3 nights
Portsmouth is a city in and the county seat of Scioto County, Ohio, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Portsmouth side-trips: The Edge of Appalachia Preserve System (in West Union), Bainbridge Dental Museum (in Bainbridge - Ross County) and Fort Hill State Memorial (in Hillsboro). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Portsmouth Floodwall Mural, examine the collection at Southern Ohio Museum, and look for gifts at Ghosts in the Attic.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Portsmouth trip planner.

You can drive from Dover to Portsmouth in 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dover in January: highs in Portsmouth hover around 6°C, while lows dip to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:

Cincinnati

— 10 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cincinnati: Great Miami River Trail (in Montgomery), Dayton (Carillon Historical Park, Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, &more) and Jungle Jim's International Market (in Fairfield). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, have fun and explore at Cincinnati Museum Center, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and get engrossed in the history at National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Cincinnati online route planner.

You can drive from Portsmouth to Cincinnati in 2 hours. In January in Cincinnati, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Columbus.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 20:

Columbus

— 8 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 Zipline (in Rockbridge), Logan (Hocking River & Ash Cave) and Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (in Powell). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum, discover the deep blue sea with Columbus Scuba, engage your brain at COSI (Center of Science and Industry), and get engrossed in the history at Sherman House Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Columbus visit planner.

You can drive from Cincinnati to Columbus in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Columbus

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 28:

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.