15 days in Ohio Itinerary

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Fly to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Drive to Toledo
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Toledo
— 1 night
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Cleveland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dover
— 1 night
Drive
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Portsmouth
— 1 night
Drive
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Cincinnati
— 4 nights
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Columbus
— 3 nights
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Toledo — 1 night

Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. On the 1st (Thu), examine the collection at Snook's Dream Cars and then look for gifts at Boyds Retro Candy Store. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Riverside Park, then examine the collection at National Museum of the Great Lakes, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Maumee Bay Brew Pub, and finally admire the masterpieces at Toledo Museum of Art.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Toledo vacation maker app.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Toledo is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Addis Ababa in December, with highs in Toledo at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cleveland side-trips: Akron (Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens & F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, walk around Voinovich Bicentennial Park, and hunt for treasures at West Side Market.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cleveland itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Toledo to Cleveland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dover.
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Dover — 1 night

Dover is a city in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Alpine Hills Historical Museum, look for gifts at The Secret Garden, then see the interesting displays at Auman Museum of Radio and Television, then see the interesting displays at Warther Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at J. E. Reeves Victorian Home & Carriage House Museum.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dover sightseeing tool.

Traveling by car from Cleveland to Dover takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Dover are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Portsmouth.
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Portsmouth — 1 night

Portsmouth is a city in and the county seat of Scioto County, Ohio, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): examine the collection at Southern Ohio Museum, then stop by Ghosts in the Attic, and then make a trip to Portsmouth Floodwall Mural.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Portsmouth driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Dover to Portsmouth in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Dover in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Portsmouth, with highs around 11°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cincinnati.
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Cincinnati — 4 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: Dayton (Carillon Historical Park, National Museum of the US Air Force, &more). There's still lots to do: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, and try to win big at JACK Cincinnati Casino.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cincinnati road trip app.

Getting from Portsmouth to Cincinnati by car takes about 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Cincinnati can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Columbus.
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Columbus — 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Columbus: Zipline (in Rockbridge) and Ash Cave (in Logan). There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, go all around town with Pedal Wagon Columbus, examine the collection at Otherworld, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Columbus route maker app.

Drive from Cincinnati to Columbus in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Columbus are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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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.
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