5 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

5 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Wisconsin trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Sturgeon Bay
— 1 night
Drive
2
Washington Island
— 1 night
Drive
3
Wisconsin Dells
— 2 nights
Train to La Crosse Amtrak Station, Fly to Springfield

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Sturgeon Bay

— 1 night
Sturgeon Bay is a city in and the county seat of Door County, Wisconsin, United States. On the 14th (Mon), enjoy the sea views from Eagle Bluff Lighthouse and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Ridges Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Door County Maritime Museum, then learn about winemaking at Von Stiehl Winery, then learn about winemaking at Door Peninsula Winery, and finally admire the natural beauty at The Garden Door.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sturgeon Bay travel planner.

Springfield to Sturgeon Bay is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Springfield in June, with highs in Sturgeon Bay at 72°F and lows at 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Washington Island.

Things to do in Sturgeon Bay

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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 16th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Jacobsen Museum, then stroll through Schoolhouse Beach, then examine the collection at Washington Island Farm Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Washington Island Stavkirke.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Washington Island itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Sturgeon Bay to Washington Island takes 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sturgeon Bay to Washington Island. In June in Washington Island, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Washington Island

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Wisconsin Dells

— 2 nights

Waterpark Capital of the World

Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
On the 17th (Thu), get a dose of the wild on Original Wisconsin Ducks, then take in the dramatic natural features at Parfrey's Glen State Natural Area, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Wollersheim Winery & Distillery. Keep things going the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then take an in-depth tour of H.H. Bennett Studio & Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Carr Valley Cheese.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Wisconsin Dells online route planner.

You can drive from Washington Island to Wisconsin Dells in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington Island to Wisconsin Dells is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Washington Island in June, expect Wisconsin Dells to be somewhat warmer, temps between 77°F and 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Outdoors · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wisconsin travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Water Parks · Zoos
The Badger State
Wisconsin is known as "America's Dairyland" because of its status as the nation's most famous producer of milk and cheese. A growing favorite with foreign tourists, the state is a perfect holiday destination for nature lovers, offering year-round outdoor activities like fishing, boating, kayaking, and hiking. Dotted with thousands of inland lakes and waterways alongside apple and cherry orchards, Wisconsin also offers numerous urban tourist attractions, its cities hosting renowned beer and art festivals each year.