6 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

6 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Wisconsin travel route planner

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Fly to Escanaba, Drive to Fish Creek
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Fish Creek
— 3 nights
Drive
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Madison
— 2 nights
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Fish Creek

— 3 nights
Fish Creek is an unincorporated community located in Door County, Wisconsin, United States, within the town of Gibraltar and is located on Highway 42 along Green Bay.HistoryThe first settler of Fish Creek was Increase Claflin and his family circa 1844, but the village founder is considered to be entrepreneur Asa Thorp. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eagle Bluff Lighthouse and Washington Island Stavkirke. Step out of the city life by going to Schoolhouse Beach and Fish Creek Scenic Boat Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fish Creek: Washington Island (Jacobsen Museum & Island Lavender Farm Market). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at The Ridges Sanctuary, learn about winemaking at Lautenbach's Orchard Country, admire the majestic nature at Ellison Bluff State Natural Area, and sample the tasty concoctions at Door County Brewing.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, read our Fish Creek road trip tool.

New York City to Fish Creek is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in Fish Creek at 70°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Madison.

Things to do in Fish Creek

Parks · Wineries · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Madison

— 2 nights

The City of Four Lakes

Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
On the 9th (Wed), admire the verdant scenery at Parfrey's Glen State Natural Area, look for all kinds of wild species at International Crane Foundation, and then sample the fine beverages at Wollersheim Winery & Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center and then look for all kinds of wild species at University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Madison trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Fish Creek to Madison in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In September, daytime highs in Madison are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madison

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

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.