9 days in Ohio Itinerary

9 days in Ohio Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cleveland
Train:  1 h
1
Sandusky
— 1 day
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Toledo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
New Plymouth
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Columbus
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Dayton
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Cincinnati
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
End: Cleveland

1
day
Sandusky

Sandusky ©
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Firelands Winery, Marblehead Lighthouse State Park and Cedar Point. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): get in on the family fun at Cedar Point, then enjoy the sea views from Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, and then do a tasting at Firelands Winery.

Plan trip to Sandusky with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Cleveland to Sandusky is an approximately 1.5- hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Toledo.

Things to do in Sandusky

Theme Parks Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Marblehead Lighthouse State Park
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Marblehead Lighthouse State Park ©
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park
Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point
Firelands Winery ©
Firelands Winery

2
nights
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. You've now added Toledo Museum of Art to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the views from Veteran's Glass City Skyway, then stroll the grounds of Woodlawn Cemetery, then explore the world behind art at Toledo Museum of Art, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Old West End.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Toledo online itinerary planner.

Take a train from Sandusky to Toledo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to New Plymouth.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Toledo Museum of Art ©
Toledo Museum of Art
Woodlawn Cemetery ©
Woodlawn Cemetery
Historic Old West End ©
Historic Old West End

1
day
New Plymouth

New Plymouth ©
New Plymouth is an unincorporated community in northwestern Brown Township, Vinton County, Ohio, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hocking Hills State Park. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Zaleski State Forest, then identify plant and animal life at Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve, and then admire the majestic nature at Hocking Hills State Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our New Plymouth visit planning site.

You can drive from Toledo to New Plymouth in 3.5 hours. May in New Plymouth sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Columbus.

Things to do in New Plymouth

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve, Hocking Hills State Park, Zaleski State Forest
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Hocking Hills State Park ©
Hocking Hills State Park
Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve ©
Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve
Zaleski State Forest ©
Zaleski State Forest

2
nights
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 5th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kelton House Museum & Garden, examine the collection at Central Ohio Fire Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Jubilee Museum, and finally engage your brain at Center of Science and Industry (COSI). On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at National Veterans Memorial and Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Ohio History Center, then examine the collection at Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Columbus day trip planning site.

Drive from New Plymouth to Columbus in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dayton.

Things to do in Columbus

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum ©
Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum
Ohio History Center ©
Ohio History Center
Center of Science and Industry (COSI) ©
Center of Science and Industry (COSI)

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nights
Dayton

Dayton ©
Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
You've now added National Museum of the US Air Force to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): examine the collection at National Museum of the US Air Force, then explore the world behind art at Dayton Metro Library, then learn about all things military at Miami Valley Military History Museum, and finally stroll the grounds of The Calvary Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Dayton National Cemetery, examine the collection at Paul Laurence Dunbar House, and then examine the collection at Dayton International Peace Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dayton online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Columbus to Dayton takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Dayton can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Dayton

Museums Historic Sites
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National Museum of the US Air Force ©
National Museum of the US Air Force
Dayton Metro Library ©
Dayton Metro Library
Paul Laurence Dunbar House ©
Paul Laurence Dunbar House

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nights
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Contemporary Arts Center. Here are some ideas for day two: visit Mount Adams, then admire the masterpieces at Taft Museum of Art, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverwalk.

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Drive from Dayton to Cincinnati in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Cincinnati sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Madison
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Mount Adams ©
Mount Adams
Lanier Mansion State Historic Site ©
Lanier Mansion State Historic Site
Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption ©
Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption

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