9 days in Ohio Itinerary

9 days in Ohio Itinerary

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Sandusky
— 1 day
Drive
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Toledo
— 2 nights
Drive
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New Plymouth
— 1 day
Drive
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Columbus
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dayton
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cincinnati
— 2 nights
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Sandusky

— 1 day
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.

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Cleveland to Sandusky is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a train. 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 drive to Toledo.

Things to do in Sandusky

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries

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Toledo

— 2 nights
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 see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Toledo online itinerary planner.

Drive from Sandusky to Toledo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. 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 · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay May 2 — 4:

New Plymouth

— 1 day
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 more things to do, traveler tips, 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

Find places to stay May 4 — 5:

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.
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 reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, 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 · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay May 4 — 6:

Dayton

— 2 nights

Gem City

Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F. Kettering, inventor of the automobile self starter.
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.

For traveler tips, more things to do, 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
Find places to stay May 6 — 8:

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.
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 go by car back home.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 8 — 10:

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.