5 days in Door County Itinerary

5 days in Door County Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Door County travel route planner

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Fish Creek
— 3 nights
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Washington Island
— 1 night
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Fish Creek

— 3 nights
Fish Creek is an unincorporated community located in Door County, Wisconsin, United States, within the town of Gibraltar and is located on Highway 42 along Green Bay.HistoryThe first settler of Fish Creek was Increase Claflin and his family circa 1844, but the village founder is considered to be entrepreneur Asa Thorp. Visiting Nor Door Sport & Cyclery and Fish Creek Scenic Boat Tours will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Lakeshore Adventures Zip Line and The Orchards at Egg Harbor. The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Cana Island Lighthouse, view the masterpieces at Francis Hardy Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Frykman Studio Gallery, and stop by Ellison Bay Pottery Studios.

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Moline to Fish Creek is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Moline in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Fish Creek, with highs around 57°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Washington Island.

Things to do in Fish Creek

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Shopping

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Washington Island

— 1 night
Washington Island is located about northeast of the tip of Door Peninsula in Door County, Wisconsin. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Washington Island Farm Museum, cast your line with Cast N Catch Charters, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Washington Island Stavkirke.

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You can drive from Fish Creek to Washington Island in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Washington Island can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington Island

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

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.