11 days in Southwest Wisconsin Itinerary

11 days in Southwest Wisconsin Itinerary

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Prairie du Chien
— 1 night
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Alma
— 3 nights
Drive
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La Crosse
— 6 nights
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Prairie du Chien — 1 night

Prairie du Chien is a city in and the county seat of Crawford County, Wisconsin, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to The Cannery, then take an in-depth tour of Fur Trade Museum, then steep yourself in history at Villa Louis, and finally stop by The Planted Tree. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Grant County Historical Museum, then examine the collection at National Brewery Museum, then do a tasting at Whispering Bluffs Winery, and finally pause for some photo ops at Trail of Presidents.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Prairie du Chien trip itinerary builder site.

Lake Geneva to Prairie du Chien is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. Traveling from Lake Geneva in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 55°F in Prairie du Chien. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Alma.
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Museums · Wineries · Shopping · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Alma — 3 nights

Alma is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alma: Maiden Rock Winery & Cidery (in Stockholm) and Little House Wayside (in Pepin). There's still lots to do: stroll around Buena Vista Park, see the interesting displays at Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum, see human ingenuity at work at Lock and Dam 4, and get engrossed in the history at Castlerock Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Alma sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Prairie du Chien to Alma takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to La Crosse.
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Parks · Wineries · Museums · Wildlife
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La Crosse — 6 nights

La Crosse is a city in the U.S. state of Wisconsin and the county seat of La Crosse County. Get out of town with these interesting La Crosse side-trips: Cranberry Discovery Center (in Warrens), Sparta (World's Largest Bicyclist & Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce) and Trempealeau (Brady's Bluff, ELMARO Vineyard, &more). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration Motherhouse, stroll around Goose Island County Park, and examine the collection at Dahl Auto Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read La Crosse day trip planning site.

You can drive from Alma to La Crosse in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature
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