12 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

12 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Wisconsin vacation planner

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Milwaukee
— 1 night
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Sheboygan
— 3 nights
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Sturgeon Bay
— 3 nights
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Wausau
— 2 nights
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Wisconsin Dells
— 2 nights
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Milwaukee

— 1 night

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Lapham Peak, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Hill, and then take an in-depth tour of Mitchell Gallery of Flight. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Frank Lloyd Wright American System-Built Homes, then walk around Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes), then shop like a local with Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, and finally sample the fine beverages at Great Lakes Distillery.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Milwaukee trip builder site.

Chicago to Milwaukee is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In November in Milwaukee, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sheboygan.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Sheboygan

— 3 nights
Sheboygan is a city in and the county seat of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, United States. Get outdoors at Kohler-Andrae State Park and Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary. Step off the beaten path and head to Above and Beyond Childrens Museum and National Railroad Museum. There's still lots to do: do a tasting at The Blind Horse Winery, relax and rejuvenate at Kohler Waters Spa, pause for some photo ops at Big Cow, Antoinette, and make a trip to Acuity Flagpole.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sheboygan online attractions planner.

You can drive from Milwaukee to Sheboygan in an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Sheboygan can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Sturgeon Bay.

Things to do in Sheboygan

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Spas

Side Trips

Sturgeon Bay

— 3 nights
Sturgeon Bay is a city in and the county seat of Door County, Wisconsin, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Ellison Bluff State Natural Area and The Ridges Sanctuary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Door County Maritime Museum and Von Stiehl Winery. Explore Sturgeon Bay's surroundings by going to Door County Brewing (in Baileys Harbor), Eagle Bluff Lighthouse (in Fish Creek) and Island Orchard Cider (in Ellison Bay). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Whitefish Dunes State Park, stop by Door County Dog Store, and get some fabulous bargains at Door Artisan Cheese.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sturgeon Bay tour planner.

Traveling by car from Sheboygan to Sturgeon Bay takes 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Sturgeon Bay are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Wausau.

Things to do in Sturgeon Bay

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Wausau

— 2 nights
Wausau is a city in and the county seat of Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Rib Mountain State Park and then explore the world behind art at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Granite Peak, stop by Mullins Cheese, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Green Circle Trail, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bull Falls Brewery.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Wausau visit planning app.

Getting from Sturgeon Bay to Wausau by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Wausau when traveling from Sturgeon Bay in November, with lows around 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Wausau

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Wisconsin Dells

— 2 nights

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 24th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at International Crane Foundation, learn about winemaking at Fawn Creek Winery, and then take in the pleasant sights at Riverwalk. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Carr Valley Cheese, then examine the collection at National Mustard Museum, then sample the fine beverages at Wollersheim Winery & Distillery, and finally do a tasting at Von Klaus Winery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Wisconsin Dells online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Wausau to Wisconsin Dells takes 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.