7 days in Door County Itinerary

7 days in Door County Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Door County trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
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Washington Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Sturgeon Bay
— 5 nights
Fly

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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 5th (Thu): stop by Fragrant Isle Lavender Farm & Shop and then cast your line with Cast N Catch Charters. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Washington Island Stavkirke and then kick back and relax at Schoolhouse Beach.

Before you visit Washington Island, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Chicago to Washington Island is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Washington Island due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chicago in August: high temperatures in Washington Island hover around 74°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sturgeon Bay.

Things to do in Washington Island

Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches · Tours

Sturgeon Bay

— 5 nights
Sturgeon Bay is a city in and the county seat of Door County, Wisconsin, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sturgeon Bay: Fish Creek (Nicolet Bay Beach & Peninsula State Park), Sister Bay (Sister Bay Beach & Boat Tours & Water Sports) and Ellison Bay (Death's Door Maritime Museum & Ellison Bay Pottery Studios). There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Cana Island Lighthouse, examine the collection at Door County Maritime Museum, walk around Cave Point County Park, and experience rural life at The Farm.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sturgeon Bay trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Washington Island to Sturgeon Bay takes 2 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Sturgeon Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Door County travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · State Parks · Gift & Specialty Shops
Door County owes its status as a top Midwest vacation destination to its 480 km (300 mi) of shoreline along Lake Michigan. Coupled with five scenic state parks, 11 lighthouses, and 80 cultural venues, the natural scenery dominates here. The region hosts several museums, theaters, and art galleries. Art classes and workshops serve as big draws throughout the year, while live music and plays fill the entertainment schedule.