24 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

24 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Wisconsin travel route planner

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Fly to Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Drive to Milwaukee
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Milwaukee
— 4 nights
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Sheboygan
— 3 nights
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Sturgeon Bay
— 3 nights
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Appleton
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bayfield
— 2 nights
Drive
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Minocqua
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wausau
— 2 nights
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Madison
— 4 nights
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Milwaukee

— 4 nights

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milwaukee: Lake Geneva (Geneva Lake, Spas, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Milwaukee Art Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Riverwalk, meet the residents at Milwaukee County Zoo, and wander the streets of Historic Third Ward.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Milwaukee tour planner.

Joplin to Milwaukee is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Joplin in February, with highs in Milwaukee at 32°F and lows at 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Sheboygan.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Sheboygan

— 3 nights
Sheboygan is a city in and the county seat of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sheboygan: Manitowoc (Wisconsin Maritime Museum & Pine River Dairy) and Horicon Marsh (in Mayville). And it doesn't end there: tee off at Whistling Straits Golf Course - Straits and Irish, pause for some photo ops at Big Cow, Antoinette, relax and rejuvenate at Kohler Waters Spa, and do a tasting at The Blind Horse Winery.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sheboygan itinerary planning site.

Getting from Milwaukee to Sheboygan by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Milwaukee in February, things will get slightly colder in Sheboygan: highs are around 27°F and lows about 12°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sturgeon Bay.

Things to do in Sheboygan

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Sturgeon Bay

— 3 nights
Sturgeon Bay is a city in and the county seat of Door County, Wisconsin, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to The Clearing (in Ellison Bay), Ephraim (The Spa at Sacred Grounds & George Burr Gallery) and Fish Creek (Peninsula State Park & Lautenbach's Orchard Country). The adventure continues: walk around Cave Point County Park, do a tasting at Door Peninsula Winery, see the interesting displays at Door County Maritime Museum, and look for gifts at Renard's Cheese.

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Drive from Sheboygan to Sturgeon Bay in 2 hours. February in Sturgeon Bay sees daily highs of 26°F and lows of 12°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Appleton.

Things to do in Sturgeon Bay

Parks · Wineries · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Appleton

— 3 nights
Appleton is a city in Outagamie (mostly), Calumet, and Winnebago counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. Venture out of the city with trips to Vines & Rushes Winery (in Ripon), Green Bay (Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame & Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary) and EAA Aviation Museum (in Oshkosh). The adventure continues: gain insight at Lawrence University, look for all kinds of wild species at Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve, get engrossed in the history at Oshkosh Public Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Appleton trip tool.

Drive from Sturgeon Bay to Appleton in 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Appleton are 26°F, while nighttime lows are 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bayfield.

Things to do in Appleton

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Bayfield

— 2 nights
Bayfield is a city in Bayfield County, Wisconsin, United States. On the 19th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Soo Line 950, head off the coast to Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, then glide through natural beauty at Pike's Creek Mt Ashwabay Ski Trails, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Stone's Throw Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: stop by Madeline Island Candles, Head underground at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Ice Caves, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bayfield day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Appleton to Bayfield takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Appleton in February, Bayfield is little chillier at night with lows of 6°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Minocqua.

Things to do in Bayfield

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Spas

Side Trips

Minocqua

— 2 nights
Minocqua is a town in northwestern Oneida County, Wisconsin, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): ski along the peaceful trails at Minocqua Winter Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Northern Waters Distillery, then grab your bike and head to WinMan Trails, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Rocky Reef Brewing Company. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to John Heisman's Grave of Heisman Trophy fame, then explore the engaging exhibits at Northwoods Children's Museum, and then explore the activities along Lake Tomahawk.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Minocqua vacation planning app.

You can drive from Bayfield to Minocqua in 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 24°F, and evening lows to 6°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Wausau.

Things to do in Minocqua

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Wausau

— 2 nights
Wausau is a city in and the county seat of Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): admire the masterpieces at The Center for the Visual Arts, then admire the masterpieces at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at Woodson History Center, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bull Falls Brewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): indulge in some personalized pampering at The Wellness Spa, then look for gifts at Mullins Cheese, then fly down the slopes at Granite Peak, and finally don't miss a visit to Nueske's.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Wausau tour itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Minocqua to Wausau takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°F in February, and nighttime lows around 7°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Madison.

Things to do in Wausau

Museums · Spas · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Madison

— 4 nights

The City of Four Lakes

Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
Venture out of the city with trips to Devil's Lake State Park (in Baraboo), Wisconsin Dells (Zipline & Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park) and Cascade Mountain (in Portage). On the 27th (Sat), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Snowflake Ski Club. The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at Wisconsin State Capitol, look for gifts at Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and get to know the resident critters at Henry Vilas Zoo.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Madison road trip planning website.

Drive from Wausau to Madison in 2.5 hours. February in Madison sees daily highs of 30°F and lows of 12°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madison

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

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.