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Cincinnati — 2 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cincinnati side-trips: Dayton (Dayton National Cemetery, National Museum of the US Air Force, &more). Next up on the itinerary: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, stop by Rookwood, and don't miss a visit to Fountain Square.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cincinnati travel planner.

Helsinki, Finland to Cincinnati is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Helsinki to Cincinnati, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Helsinki, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cincinnati, ranging from highs of 8°C to lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Columbus.
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Columbus — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, stop by Easton Town Center, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally see the interesting displays at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then relax and rejuvenate at Blue Valley Massage.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Columbus holiday planner.

You can drive from Cincinnati to Columbus in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Columbus sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cleveland.
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Cleveland — 3 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.
On the 26th (Mon), try your luck at JACK Cleveland Casino, examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, then examine the collection at A Christmas Story House, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Shrine Church of Saint Stanislaus. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, then take in nature's colorful creations at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, and then contemplate the long history of Gazebo & Green, Hudson.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cleveland online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Columbus to Cleveland takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Cleveland are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Ohio travel guide

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.