10 days in Wisconsin, Illinois & Northeast Missouri Itinerary

10 days in Wisconsin, Illinois & Northeast Missouri Itinerary

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Milwaukee
— 2 nights
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Fish Creek
— 1 night
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Wisconsin Dells
— 1 night
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Galena
— 2 nights
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Utica
— 1 night
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Saint Louis
— 2 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Great Lakes Distillery and Clock Shadow Creamery. And it doesn't end there: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Miller Brewery Tour, steep yourself in history at Pabst Mansion, admire the masterpieces at Milwaukee Art Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Michigan.

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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. In November, Milwaukee is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 48°F and lows of 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Fish Creek.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

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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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Cana Island Lighthouse, look for all kinds of wild species at Ephraim Wetlands Preserve, then immerse yourself in nature at Peninsula State Park, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Door Artisan Cheese.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Fish Creek road trip planning website.

Drive from Milwaukee to Fish Creek in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Milwaukee in November, with highs in Fish Creek at 42°F and lows at 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Fish Creek

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take a memorable tour with Tours, get a dose of the wild on Original Wisconsin Ducks, and then take in the pleasant sights at Riverwalk.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Wisconsin Dells trip planning app.

You can drive from Fish Creek to Wisconsin Dells in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of car, flight, bus, and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough 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, then steep yourself in history at Ulysses S. Grant Home, and then sample the fine beverages at Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Chestnut Mountain Resort, get engrossed in the history at Galena / Jo Daviess County Historical Society and Museum, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Galena trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Wisconsin Dells to Galena takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In November in Galena, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 27°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Utica.

Things to do in Galena

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

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Utica

North Utica, often known as Utica, is a village in Utica Township, LaSalle County, Illinois. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the activities along Allen Park, admire the majestic nature at Matthiessen State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Starved Rock State Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Utica tour itinerary planning website.

Drive from Galena to Utica in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. November in Utica sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 31°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Utica

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Saint Louis

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, walk around Forest Park, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of St. Charles Historic District, then get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, and then explore the world behind art at Saint Louis Art Museum.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Saint Louis road trip planning app.

You can drive from Utica to Saint Louis in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of car and train. When traveling from Utica in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Saint Louis, with highs around 56°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

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

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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.