18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Milwaukee
— 1 night
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Sturgeon Bay
— 2 nights
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Washington Island
— 2 nights
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Madison
— 11 nights
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Louisville
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Milwaukee — 1 night

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
On the 25th (Thu), stop by Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lapham Peak, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Joan of Arc Chapel. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Grohmann Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at MobCraft Beer.

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Charlotte to Milwaukee is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte to Milwaukee, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charlotte in November, things will get slightly colder in Milwaukee: highs are around 48°F and lows about 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Sturgeon Bay.
Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Sturgeon Bay — 2 nights

Sturgeon Bay is a city in and the county seat of Door County, Wisconsin, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): cast your line with Bay Lake Charters LLC, then do a tasting at Von Stiehl Winery, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Ahnapee Brewery. Keep things going the next day: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at 'Untitled' Used & Rare Books, Maps, & Ephemera, then get a taste of the local shopping with Popelka Trenchard Glass, and then visit a coastal fixture at Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal North Pierhead Light.

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Drive from Milwaukee to Sturgeon Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Milwaukee in November, you will find days in Sturgeon Bay are little chillier (43°F), and nights are about the same (31°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Washington Island.
Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Wildlife
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Washington Island — 2 nights

Washington Island is located about northeast of the tip of Door Peninsula in Door County, Wisconsin. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): get outside with Cast N Catch Charters and then pause for some serene contemplation at Washington Island Stavkirke. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Washington Island Art and Nature Center and then stroll through Schoolhouse Beach.

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Traveling by car from Sturgeon Bay to Washington Island takes 2 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November in Washington Island, expect temperatures between 42°F during the day and 27°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Madison.
Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Madison — 11 nights

Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
Step out of the city life by going to University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum and Cascade Mountain. First Unitarian Meeting House of Madison and Rock County Historical Society will appeal to history buffs. Explore Madison's surroundings by going to The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums (in Platteville), Portage WWII History Museum (in Portage) and Wollersheim Winery & Distillery (in Prairie du Sac). There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Mustard Museum, admire the masterpieces at Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, have fun and explore at Madison Children's Museum, and don't miss a visit to Memorial Union Terrace.

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Getting from Washington Island to Madison by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Washington Island to Madison, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November in Madison, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 29°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Louisville.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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Louisville

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
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Fly from Madison to Louisville in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Madison to Louisville due to the time zone difference. In December, Louisville is a bit warmer than Madison - with highs of 48°F and lows of 33°F. On the 11th (Sat), you'll travel back home.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Door County travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · State Parks · Gift & Specialty Shops
Door County owes its status as a top Midwest vacation destination to its 480 km (300 mi) of shoreline along Lake Michigan. Coupled with five scenic state parks, 11 lighthouses, and 80 cultural venues, the natural scenery dominates here. The region hosts several museums, theaters, and art galleries. Art classes and workshops serve as big draws throughout the year, while live music and plays fill the entertainment schedule.