10 days in Wisconsin, Illinois & Northeast Missouri Itinerary

10 days in Wisconsin, Illinois & Northeast Missouri Itinerary

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Milwaukee
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fish Creek
— 1 night
Drive
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Wisconsin Dells
— 1 night
Drive
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Galena
— 1 night
Drive
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Springfield
— 1 night
Drive
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Saint Louis
— 3 nights
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Milwaukee

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Great Lakes Distillery and Clock Shadow Creamery. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Mitchell Gallery of Flight, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Milwaukee County Zoo, explore the activities along Lake Michigan, and contemplate the long history of Pabst Mansion.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Milwaukee driving holiday planner.

New York City to Milwaukee is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in November; daily highs in Milwaukee reach 48°F and lows reach 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Fish Creek.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

1
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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 19th (Thu), enjoy the sea views from Cana Island Lighthouse, then look for all kinds of wild species at Ephraim Wetlands Preserve, then immerse yourself in nature at Peninsula State Park, and finally revel in the low prices at Door Artisan Cheese.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Fish Creek day trip tool.

You can drive from Milwaukee to Fish Creek in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Milwaukee in November, expect Fish Creek to be slightly colder, temps between 42°F and 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Fish Creek

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Wisconsin Dells

Waterpark Capital of the World

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then identify plant and animal life at Original Wisconsin Ducks, and then go for a walk through Riverwalk.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Wisconsin Dells driving holiday planner.

Getting from Fish Creek to Wisconsin Dells by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of car, flight, bus, and train. November in Wisconsin Dells sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 27°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Galena.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

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Galena

Galena is the largest city in and the county seat of Jo Daviess County, Illinois, with a population of 3,429 at the 2010 census. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, steep yourself in history at Ulysses S. Grant Home, and then sample the fine beverages at Blaum Bros. Distilling Co..

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Galena day trip planner.

Drive from Wisconsin Dells to Galena in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Galena can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Springfield.

Things to do in Galena

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Tours

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Springfield

Flower City

Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Dana-Thomas House, then make a trip to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials, then take an in-depth tour of Union Station - Lincoln from History to Hollywood, and finally make a trip to Lauterbach Giant.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Springfield trip planner.

Traveling by car from Galena to Springfield takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Galena in November; daily highs in Springfield reach 54°F and lows reach 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites · Museums

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Saint Louis

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Missouri History Museum. There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Old Courthouse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, get to know the fascinating history of St. Charles Historic District, and explore the world behind art at Saint Louis Art Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Saint Louis vacation planner.

You can drive from Springfield to Saint Louis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Saint Louis, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Wisconsin travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Water Parks · Zoos
The Badger State
Wisconsin is known as "America's Dairyland" because of its status as the nation's most famous producer of milk and cheese. A growing favorite with foreign tourists, the state is a perfect holiday destination for nature lovers, offering year-round outdoor activities like fishing, boating, kayaking, and hiking. Dotted with thousands of inland lakes and waterways alongside apple and cherry orchards, Wisconsin also offers numerous urban tourist attractions, its cities hosting renowned beer and art festivals each year.

Illinois travel guide

4.4
Observation Decks · Parks · Art Museums
The Prairie State
The most populous state in the country's Midwest region, Illinois features a diverse landscape that includes both the enormous urban sprawl of Chicago and flat central plains, devoted almost entirely to farmland. With a great selection of things to do, Chicago is the state's centerpiece, featuring world-famous architecture and renowned museums. Farther away from this giant urban center, you can explore historical landmarks dedicated to local heroes Abraham Lincoln and Ernest Hemingway. The state also includes a prehistoric Native American site, one of only 20 World Heritage Sites in the United States, a unique feature well-worth adding to your itinerary.