18 days in Wisconsin, Yosemite National Park & San Diego Itinerary

18 days in Wisconsin, Yosemite National Park & San Diego Itinerary

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18 days in Wisconsin, Yosemite National Park & San Diego Itinerary

New York City
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
Green Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Fish Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Wisconsin Dells
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
Milwaukee
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + taxi:  12​h 30​min
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
San Diego
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
New York City

1
day
Green Bay

Green Bay ©
Home of the Green Bay Packers, the city of Green Bay centers around sports and is home to hundreds of notable football icons, including Brett Favre and Curly Lambeau.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Still Bend - Bernard Schwartz House.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Green Bay road trip planning website .

New York City to Green Bay is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Green Bay. Traveling from New York City in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Green Bay, with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Fish Creek.

Things to do in Green Bay

#Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Still Bend - Bernard Schwartz House
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Still Bend - Bernard Schwartz House ©
Lambeau Field ©
Lambeau Field
Green Bay Botanical Garden ©
Green Bay Botanical Garden

1
day
Fish Creek

Fish Creek ©
Fish Creek is an unincorporated community located in Door County, Wisconsin, United States, within the town of Gibraltar and is located on Highway 42 along Green Bay.HistoryThe first settler of Fish Creek was Increase Claflin and his family circa 1844, but the village founder is considered to be entrepreneur Asa Thorp. On the 22nd (Wed), enjoy the sea views from Eagle Bluff Lighthouse, relax in the rural setting at Door County Creamery, then indulge your taste buds at Island Orchard Cider, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cana Island Lighthouse.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Fish Creek sightseeing website .

Drive from Green Bay to Fish Creek in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in August, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Fish Creek

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Door County Creamery, Cana Island Lighthouse, Island Orchard Cider
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Cana Island Lighthouse ©
Cana Island Lighthouse
Door County Creamery ©
Door County Creamery
Eagle Bluff Lighthouse ©
Eagle Bluff Lighthouse

3
days
Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Dells ©
Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
Get some historical perspective at Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center and Norskedalen Nature and Heritage Center. Go for a jaunt from Wisconsin Dells to Spring Green to see Arcadia Books about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Devil's Lake State Park, stop by Dells Mining Co., make a splash at Noah's Ark Water Park, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Wisconsin Dells holiday builder tool .

You can drive from Fish Creek to Wisconsin Dells in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. In August in Wisconsin Dells, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trips

Spring Green, Norskedalen Nature and Heritage Center, Devil's Lake State Park
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2
days
Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of St. Josaphat and then steep yourself in history at Wade House. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Pabst Mansion, admire the natural beauty at Bookworm Gardens, and then examine the collection at 1860 Light Station.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Milwaukee travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Wisconsin Dells to Milwaukee in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Milwaukee

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Wade House, 1860 Light Station, Bookworm Gardens, Wisconsin State Fair Park
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Wade House ©
Wade House
Pabst Mansion ©
Pabst Mansion
Basilica of St. Josaphat ©
Basilica of St. Josaphat

2
days
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): mingle with the ghosts of the past at Bodie State Historic Park and then make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park road trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Milwaukee to Yosemite National Park takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Milwaukee in August, expect much colder with lows of 43°F in Yosemite National Park. On the 31st (Fri), you're off toSan Diego.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Bodie State Historic Park
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

5
days
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Point Loma Lighthouse and Marston House Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Diego: Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas) and Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside). There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Balboa Park, steep yourself in history at Mormon Battalion Historic Site, and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Diego in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, with lows around 68°F. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, Oceanside Pier, Niederfrank's
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Old Point Loma Lighthouse ©
Old Point Loma Lighthouse
Oceanside Pier ©
Oceanside Pier

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