60 days in Elkhorn & Waukesha Itinerary

60 days in Elkhorn & Waukesha Itinerary

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60 days in Elkhorn & Waukesha Itinerary

Start: Waukesha
Drive:  1​h
— 24 nights
Drive:  1​h
— 35 nights
End: Waukesha


Elkhorn ©
Elkhorn is a city in Walworth County, Wisconsin, United States. Visit John Deere Historic Site and Farnsworth House for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Burpee Museum of Natural History and Illinois Railway Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Elkhorn side-trips: Climbing Tours (in Baraboo), Historic Auto Museum (in Roscoe) and Rockford (Discovery Center Museum, BMO Harris Bank Center, & more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 27th (Mon) at Six Flags Great America. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Shabbona Lake State Park, admire the majestic nature at White Pines Forest State Park, steep yourself in history at Old World Wisconsin, and grab your bike and head to White River State Trail.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Elkhorn holiday tool .

Waukesha to Elkhorn is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In May, daytime highs in Elkhorn are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Waukesha.

Things to do in Elkhorn

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Lake Geneva, Rockford, Kenosha, Janesville, Geneva
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Apple Barn Orchard and Winery ©
Apple Barn Orchard and Winery
Old World Wisconsin ©
Old World Wisconsin
Illinois Railway Museum ©
Illinois Railway Museum


Waukesha is a city in and the county seat of Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Take a break from the city and head to Lapham Peak and Horicon Marsh. Get some historical perspective at H.H. Bennett Studio and Hearthstone Historic House Museum. Explore Waukesha's surroundings by going to Baraboo (Von Klaus Winery, Al. Ringling Mansion, & more), Madison (Wisconsin Historical Museum, Wisconsin Veterans Museum, & more) and Wisconsin Dells (Big Chief Go Karts, Zipline, & more). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Portage WWII History Museum, sample the fine beverages at Wollersheim Winery & Distillery, contemplate the long history of Ten Chimneys, and enjoy the sand and surf at North Beach Park.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Waukesha trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Elkhorn to Waukesha takes an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Waukesha can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Waukesha

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Wisconsin Dells, Madison, Baraboo, Appleton, Oshkosh
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Holy Hill ©
Holy Hill
International Crane Foundation ©
International Crane Foundation