5 days in Door County Itinerary

5 days in Door County Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Door County travel planner

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Sturgeon Bay
— 3 nights
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Washington Island
— 1 night
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Sturgeon Bay

— 3 nights
Sturgeon Bay is a city in and the county seat of Door County, Wisconsin, United States. Kids will enjoy Cave Point County Park and Peninsula State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sturgeon Bay: Baileys Harbor (The Ridges Sanctuary & Cana Island Lighthouse), Off The Wheel Pottery (in Egg Harbor) and Sister Bay (Waterfront Park, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at The Farm, take in nature's colorful creations at The Garden Door, admire the majestic nature at Whitefish Dunes State Park, and take an in-depth tour of Door County Historical Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sturgeon Bay travel route 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 June; daily highs in Sturgeon Bay reach 72°F and lows reach 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Washington Island.

Things to do in Sturgeon Bay

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Washington Island

— 1 night
Washington Island is located about northeast of the tip of Door Peninsula in Door County, Wisconsin. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): kick back and relax at Schoolhouse Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Fragrant Isle Lavender Farm & Shop, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington Island Stavkirke, then don't miss a visit to Fair Isle Books & Gifts, and finally see what you can catch with Cast N Catch Charters.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington Island trip site.

Getting from Sturgeon Bay to Washington Island by car takes about 2 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sturgeon Bay to Washington Island is 1 hour. In June in Washington Island, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington Island

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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.