40 days in Door County Itinerary

40 days in Door County Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Door County trip itinerary planner

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Sturgeon Bay
— 19 nights
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Washington Island
— 20 nights
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Sturgeon Bay

— 19 nights
Sturgeon Bay is a city in and the county seat of Door County, Wisconsin, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sturgeon Bay: Baileys Harbor (The Ridges Sanctuary, Door County Brewing, &more), Fish Creek (Eagle Trail, Eagle Tower, &more) and Ephraim (Ephraim Historical Foundation, The Spa at Sacred Grounds, &more). There's much more to do: stroll around Cave Point County Park, see the interesting displays at Door County Maritime Museum, admire the natural beauty at Briggsville Gardens, and learn about winemaking at Simon Creek Vineyard & Winery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sturgeon Bay online vacation planner.

Chicago to Sturgeon Bay is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Chicago in December; daily highs in Sturgeon Bay reach 30°F and lows reach 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Washington Island.

Things to do in Sturgeon Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Washington Island

— 20 nights
Washington Island is located about northeast of the tip of Door Peninsula in Door County, Wisconsin. Washington Island is known for beaches, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Schoolhouse Beach, make a trip to Fair Isle Books & Gifts, walk around Percy Johnson County Park, and identify plant and animal life at Little Lake Nature Preserve.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Washington Island route planner.

Traveling by car from Sturgeon Bay to Washington Island takes 2 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, daytime highs in Washington Island are 24°F, while nighttime lows are 9°F. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Washington Island

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Door County travel guide

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State Parks · Gift & Specialty Shops · Wineries & Vineyards
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.