5 days in Door County Itinerary

5 days in Door County Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Door County trip 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. Family-friendly places like Cave Point County Park and Peninsula State Park will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Sturgeon Bay side-trips: Baileys Harbor (The Ridges Sanctuary & Cana Island Lighthouse), Off The Wheel Pottery (in Egg Harbor) and Eagle Bluff Lighthouse (in Fish Creek). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, take an in-depth tour of Door County Historical Museum, admire the majestic nature at Whitefish Dunes State Park, and stop by Door County Creamery.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sturgeon Bay online attractions 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. Traveling from Chicago in June, things will get little chillier in Sturgeon Bay: highs are around 72°F and lows about 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Washington Island.

Things to do in Sturgeon Bay

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

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, look for gifts at Fragrant Isle Lavender Farm & Shop, then pause for some serene contemplation at Washington Island Stavkirke, then don't miss a visit to Fair Isle Books & Gifts, and finally cast your line with Cast N Catch Charters.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Washington Island tour planner.

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. June in Washington Island sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

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.