6 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

6 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Wisconsin trip planner

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Sturgeon Bay
— 1 night
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Prairie du Chien
— 1 night
Drive
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Madison
— 1 night
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Milwaukee
— 2 nights
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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 5th (Fri), examine the collection at Door County Maritime Museum and then get some fabulous bargains at Door Artisan Cheese. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Door Peninsula Winery, do a tasting at Lautenbach's Orchard Country, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Ridges Sanctuary, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Door County Brewing.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sturgeon Bay day trip planner.

New York City to Sturgeon Bay is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Sturgeon Bay due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in February, expect nights in Sturgeon Bay to be a bit cooler, around 12°F, while days are cooler, around 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Prairie du Chien.

Things to do in Sturgeon Bay

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Prairie du Chien

— 1 night
Prairie du Chien is a city in and the county seat of Crawford County, Wisconsin, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Fur Trade Museum, contemplate the long history of Villa Louis, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Crawford Museum, and finally admire the majestic nature at Wyalusing State Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Prairie du Chien online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sturgeon Bay to Prairie du Chien takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In February in Prairie du Chien, expect temperatures between 30°F during the day and 12°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Madison.

Things to do in Prairie du Chien

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Madison

— 1 night

The City of Four Lakes

Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): examine the collection at National Mustard Museum, identify plant and animal life at University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum, and then take in a show at Overture Center for the Arts.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Madison trip maker website.

You can drive from Prairie du Chien to Madison in 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Madison are 30°F, while nighttime lows are 12°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Madison

Museums · Nightlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Milwaukee

— 2 nights

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): do a tasting at Cedar Creek Winery, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Wisconsin Art, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Milwaukee Art Museum, then examine the collection at Kenosha Public Museum, and then learn about all things military at Civil War Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Milwaukee road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Madison to Milwaukee takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Milwaukee sees daily highs of 32°F and lows of 17°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

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.