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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park and Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center. Get a sense of the local culture at The Calvary Cemetery and Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains. Change things up with a short trip to Beer Tastings & Tours in Dayton (about 58 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Redbird Hollow Preserve, examine the collection at Greater Cincinnati Police Museum, stop by Rookwood, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Immaculata Church.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cincinnati visit planning site.

Chicago to Cincinnati is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Cincinnati is 1 hour. In October in Cincinnati, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate German Village and Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Get in touch with nature at Ash Cave and Cedar Falls Hiking Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Columbus side-trips: Logan (Old Man's Cave & Rockhouse) and Hope Iron Furnace (in New Plymouth). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Short North Arts District and immerse yourself in nature at Hocking Hills State Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Columbus trip planner.

Getting from Cincinnati to Columbus by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Millersburg.
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Millersburg — 1 night

Millersburg is a village in and the county seat of Holmes County, Ohio, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): experience rural life at Hershberger's Farm & Bakery, look for gifts at Guggisberg Cheese Factory, and then experience rural life at The Farm at Walnut Creek.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Millersburg online itinerary planner.

Getting from Columbus to Millersburg by car takes about 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Millersburg are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Port Clinton.
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Port Clinton — 1 night

Port Clinton is a city in and the county seat of Ottawa County, Ohio, United States, about 44 miles east of Toledo. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, learn about all things military at Liberty Aviation Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Clinton trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Millersburg to Port Clinton in 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Port Clinton can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough 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.