5 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

5 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

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5 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Madison
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Sturgeon Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Milwaukee
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Phoenix

2
nights
Madison

Madison ©
Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at International Crane Foundation, then take in nature's colorful creations at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, and then ponder the world of politics at Wisconsin State Capitol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): see the interesting displays at National Mustard Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Wollersheim Winery & Distillery, and then admire the landmark architecture of Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center .

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Madison tour itinerary builder app .

Phoenix to Madison is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Phoenix in November: high temperatures in Madison hover around 46°F and lows are around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sturgeon Bay.

Things to do in Madison

Parks Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

International Crane Foundation, National Mustard Museum, Wollersheim Winery & Distillery, Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center
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International Crane Foundation ©
International Crane Foundation
National Mustard Museum ©
National Mustard Museum

1
night
Sturgeon Bay

Sturgeon Bay ©
Sturgeon Bay is a city in and the county seat of Door County, Wisconsin, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Door Peninsula Winery, stop by Wood Orchard, then do a tasting at Lautenbach's Orchard Country, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Garden Door.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sturgeon Bay trip planner .

You can drive from Madison to Sturgeon Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In November in Sturgeon Bay, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Sturgeon Bay

Wineries Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Lautenbach's Orchard Country, Wood Orchard
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Lautenbach's Orchard Country ©
Lautenbach's Orchard Country
Door Peninsula Winery ©
Door Peninsula Winery
Wood Orchard ©
Wood Orchard

1
night
Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
On the 1st (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Mitchell Gallery of Flight, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lakefront Brewery, then admire the masterpieces at Milwaukee Art Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Harley-Davidson Museum.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Milwaukee online day trip planner .

Getting from Sturgeon Bay to Milwaukee by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in November, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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Harley-Davidson Museum ©
Harley-Davidson Museum
Milwaukee Art Museum ©
Milwaukee Art Museum
Lakefront Brewery ©
Lakefront Brewery

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