10 days in Southwest Wisconsin Itinerary

10 days in Southwest Wisconsin Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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La Crosse
— 5 nights
Drive
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Alma
— 2 nights
Drive
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Prairie du Chien
— 2 nights
Drive to Dubuque Regional Airport, Fly to Miami

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La Crosse — 5 nights

La Crosse is a city in the U.S. state of Wisconsin and the county seat of La Crosse County. Step out of the city life by going to Brady's Bluff and La Crosse River State Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hixon House and Vernon Vineyards Ltd. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around La Crosse: Sparta (Deke Slayton Memorial Space & Bicycle Museum & Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce), Driftless Books & Music (in Viroqua) and Ecker's Apple Farm (in Trempealeau). There's still lots to do: stroll around Pettibone Park, take an in-depth tour of Riverside Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at 608 Brewing Company, and make a trip to Pump House Regional Arts Center.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our La Crosse day trip tool.

Miami to La Crosse is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Miami in July: high temperatures in La Crosse hover around 84°F and lows are around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Alma.
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Side Trips

Alma — 2 nights

Alma is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Wings Over Alma Nature & Art Center, then explore the activities along Great Alma Fishing Float, and then see human ingenuity at work at Lock and Dam 4. On the next day, walk around Rieck's Lake Park and then examine the collection at Castlerock Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Alma day trip site.

You can drive from La Crosse to Alma in 1.5 hours. In July in Alma, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Prairie du Chien.
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Prairie du Chien — 2 nights

Prairie du Chien is a city in and the county seat of Crawford County, Wisconsin, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): view the masterpieces at The Planted Tree and then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Crawford Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Prairie du Chien tour planner.

You can drive from Alma to Prairie du Chien in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. July in Prairie du Chien sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 62°F at night. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.
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