Top 7 weekend trips from Cincinnati

  1. Detroit / Columbus
  2. Pittsburgh / Asheville
  3. Gatlinburg / Nashville
  4. St. Louis / Madison
  5. Cleveland / Buffalo
  6. Atlanta / Chattanooga
  7. Chicago / Milwaukee

For any of these trips, you could visit just the first or second destination if you want to do less driving and spend more time in the area.

The longest trip is about 24 hours of total driving, so you may want to plan to do this over a long weekend.


Trip idea #1: Cincinnati → Detroit → Columbus → Cincinnati


Cincinnati to Detroit
leave Cincinnati on Friday
54 minutes → Dayton
1.5 hours → Lima
40 minutes → Findlay
50 minutes → Toledo
1 hour → Detroit (stay Friday night)
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5 hours of driving

Detroit to Columbus
leave Detroit on Saturday
1 hour → Toledo
53 minutes → Fostoria
37 minutes → Upper Sandusky
44 minutes → Mount Gilead
50 minutes → Dublin
22 minutes → Columbus (stay Saturday night)
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4.5 hours of driving

Columbus to Cincinnati
leave Columbus on Sunday
51 minutes → Grandview Heights
42 minutes → Washington Court House
28 minutes → Clifton Mill
48 minutes → Centerville
2.5 hours → Cincinnati (back home)
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5 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 14.5 hours of driving.


Trip idea #2: Cincinnati → Pittsburgh → Asheville → Cincinnati


Cincinnati to Pittsburgh
leave Cincinnati on Friday
1.5 hours → Clifton Mill
1 hour → Columbus
52 minutes → Zanesville
1.5 hours → Wheeling
1 hour → Pittsburgh (stay Friday night)
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5.5 hours of driving

Pittsburgh to Asheville
leave Pittsburgh on Saturday
1.5 hours → Morgantown
60 minutes → Weston
2 hours → Mountain State Miniature Golf
1.5 hours → Fort Chiswell
1.5 hours → Bristol
1.5 hours → Asheville (stay Saturday night)
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8.5 hours of driving

Asheville to Cincinnati
leave Asheville on Sunday
1.5 hours → Waynesville
1.5 hours → Knoxville
51 minutes → Whitley City
49 minutes → London
39 minutes → Berea
54 minutes → Lexington
48 minutes → Williamstown
36 minutes → Cincinnati (back home)
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8 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 22 hours of driving.


Trip idea #3: Cincinnati → Gatlinburg → Nashville → Cincinnati


Cincinnati to Gatlinburg
leave Cincinnati on Friday
48 minutes → Williamstown
54 minutes → Lexington
39 minutes → Berea
49 minutes → London
1 hour → Pioneer
46 minutes → Knoxville
1 hour → Gatlinburg (stay Friday night)
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6 hours of driving

Gatlinburg to Nashville
leave Gatlinburg on Saturday
1 hour → Knoxville
38 minutes → Loudon
1 hour → Crossville
40 minutes → Cookeville
35 minutes → Gordonsville
54 minutes → The Hermitage-Home of President Andrew Jackson
20 minutes → Nashville (stay Saturday night)
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5.5 hours of driving

Nashville to Cincinnati
leave Nashville on Sunday
1 hour → Springfield
38 minutes → Bowling Green
1.5 hours → Mammoth Cave National Park
46 minutes → Bardstown
1 hour → Louisville
55 minutes → Vevay
48 minutes → Williamstown
39 minutes → Cincinnati (back home)
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7 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 18.5 hours of driving.


Trip idea #4: Cincinnati → St. Louis → Madison → Cincinnati


Cincinnati to St. Louis
leave Cincinnati on Friday
1.5 hours → The Grand Buffet
44 minutes → Gray Brothers Cafeteria
1.5 hours → Terre Haute
1 hour → Effingham
1.5 hours → Old 66
53 minutes → St. Louis (stay Friday night)
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7 hours of driving

St. Louis to Madison
leave St. Louis on Saturday
53 minutes → Old 66
1 hour → Springfield
1 hour → Bloomington
1 hour → Streator
2 hours → Rockford
1 hour → Whitewater
51 minutes → Madison (stay Saturday night)
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8 hours of driving

Madison to Cincinnati
leave Madison on Sunday
1 hour → Rockford
1 hour → Schaumburg
2 hours → Gary
56 minutes → Crawfordsville
58 minutes → Indianapolis
1 hour → Greensburg
1.5 hours → Cincinnati (back home)
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8.5 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 24 hours of driving.


Trip idea #5: Cincinnati → Cleveland → Buffalo → Cincinnati


Cincinnati to Cleveland
leave Cincinnati on Friday
58 minutes → Xenia
1 hour → Westgate Import Market
39 minutes → Johnstown
1 hour → Shelby
55 minutes → Wooster
57 minutes → Swensons (7 Hills) Drive In Restaurants
19 minutes → Cleveland (stay Friday night)
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6 hours of driving

Cleveland to Buffalo
leave Cleveland on Saturday
56 minutes → Geneva
36 minutes → Conneaut
41 minutes → Erie
1 hour → Fredonia
56 minutes → Anchor Bar
5 minutes → Buffalo (stay Saturday night)
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4 hours of driving

Buffalo to Cincinnati
leave Buffalo on Sunday
1 hour → Fredonia
1 hour → Erie
56 minutes → Geneva
1 hour → Cleveland
1.5 hours → Wooster
1 hour → Columbus
54 minutes → Dayton
54 minutes → Cincinnati (back home)
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9 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 19 hours of driving.


Trip idea #6: Cincinnati → Atlanta → Chattanooga → Cincinnati


Cincinnati to Atlanta
leave Cincinnati on Friday
1.5 hours → Kentucky Horse Park
1.5 hours → London
51 minutes → Whitley City
1.5 hours → Knoxville
2 hours → Chattanooga
1.5 hours → Marietta
28 minutes → Atlanta (stay Friday night)
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9.5 hours of driving

Atlanta to Chattanooga
leave Atlanta on Saturday
1 hour → Calhoun
56 minutes → Sugar's Ribs
7 minutes → Chattanooga (stay Saturday night)
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2 hours of driving

Chattanooga to Cincinnati
leave Chattanooga on Sunday
56 minutes → Cleveland
38 minutes → Loudon
1.5 hours → Knoxville
51 minutes → Whitley City
49 minutes → London
39 minutes → Berea
54 minutes → Lexington
48 minutes → Williamstown
33 minutes → Cincinnati (back home)
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7.5 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 19 hours of driving.


Trip idea #7: Cincinnati → Chicago → Milwaukee → Cincinnati


Cincinnati to Chicago
leave Cincinnati on Friday
1.5 hours → Rushville
57 minutes → Indianapolis
1.5 hours → Triple XXX Family Restaurant
41 minutes → Remington
60 minutes → Cedar Lake
46 minutes → Museum of Science and Industry
15 minutes → Chicago (stay Friday night)
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6.5 hours of driving

Chicago to Milwaukee
leave Chicago on Saturday
23 minutes → Rosemont
26 minutes → Deerfield
26 minutes → Great America Pkwy
29 minutes → Mars Cheese Castle
23 minutes → Caledonia
24 minutes → Leon's Frozen Custard
9 minutes → Milwaukee (stay Saturday night)
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2.5 hours of driving

Milwaukee to Cincinnati
leave Milwaukee on Sunday
1.5 hours → Buffalo Grove
2 hours → Gary
1.5 hours → Triple XXX Family Restaurant
2 hours → Indianapolis
1 hour → Cincinnati (back home)
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7.5 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 16.5 hours of driving.



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