7 days in Ohio Itinerary

7 days in Ohio Itinerary

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7 days in Ohio Itinerary

Start: Durham
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Columbus
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Millersburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Sandusky
— 1 night
4
Toledo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Cincinnati
— 2 nights
+3
foot + Fly + foot + bus:  3​h 30​min
End: Durham

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Columbus

Columbus ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at North Market Farmer's Market and then take a stroll through Short North Arts District. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of German Village.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Columbus online vacation planner .

Durham to Columbus is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Durham in December, with highs in Columbus at 43°F and lows at 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Millersburg.

Things to do in Columbus

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum
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Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum ©
Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum
German Village ©
German Village

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Millersburg

Millersburg ©
Millersburg is a village in and the county seat of Holmes County, Ohio, United States. On the 4th (Tue), wander the streets of Amish Country, then learn about winemaking at Baltic Mill Winery, and then look for gifts at Heini's Cheese Chalet.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Millersburg attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Columbus to Millersburg takes 2 hours. December in Millersburg sees daily highs of 39°F and lows of 26°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Sandusky.

Things to do in Millersburg

Wineries Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Baltic Mill Winery, Amish Country
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Baltic Mill Winery ©
Baltic Mill Winery
Heini's Cheese Chalet ©
Heini's Cheese Chalet

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Sandusky

Sandusky ©
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the galleries of Thomas Edison Birthplace, then enjoy the sea views from Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, and then contemplate the long history of Eleutheros Cooke House and Garden.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sandusky road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Millersburg to Sandusky takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in December, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Toledo.

Things to do in Sandusky

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, Thomas Edison Birthplace
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Marblehead Lighthouse State Park ©

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Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Providence Metropark, then explore and take pictures at The 577 Foundation, and then explore the world behind art at Toledo Museum of Art.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Toledo route builder app .

Traveling by car from Sandusky to Toledo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Toledo sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 26°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Providence Metropark, The 577 Foundation
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Providence Metropark ©
Providence Metropark
Toledo Museum of Art ©
Toledo Museum of Art

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nights
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
On the 7th (Fri), see the interesting displays at American Sign Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, and then hunt for treasures at Jungle Jim's International Market. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Cardboard Boat Museum, then steep yourself in history at U.S. Grant Birthplace, then contemplate the long history of Grant Boyhood Home, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cincinnati trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Toledo to Cincinnati in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Toledo in December, expect nights in Cincinnati to be about the same, around 29°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Grant Boyhood Home, Cardboard Boat Museum, Jungle Jim's International Market, U.S. Grant Birthplace
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Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum ©
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum
Grant Boyhood Home ©
Grant Boyhood Home
St. Peter in Chains Cathedral ©
St. Peter in Chains Cathedral

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