8 days in Door County Itinerary

8 days in Door County Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Door County holiday planner

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Washington Island
— 1 night
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Sturgeon Bay
— 6 nights
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Washington Island

— 1 night
Washington Island is located about northeast of the tip of Door Peninsula in Door County, Wisconsin. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington Island Stavkirke, enjoy the sand and surf at Schoolhouse Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Washington Island Farm Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Jacobsen Museum, stop by Island Lavender Farm Market, make a trip to Fair Isle Books & Gifts, then cast your line with Cast N Catch Charters, and finally get great views at Mountain Park Lookout Tower.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Washington Island tour planner.

Chicago to Washington Island is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in May, things will get slightly colder in Washington Island: highs are around 60°F and lows about 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sturgeon Bay.

Things to do in Washington Island

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Sturgeon Bay

— 6 nights
Sturgeon Bay is a city in and the county seat of Door County, Wisconsin, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Sturgeon Bay side-trips: George Burr Gallery (in Ephraim), Off The Wheel Pottery (in Egg Harbor) and Fish Creek (Lautenbach's Orchard Country, Eagle Trail, &more). And it doesn't end there: experience rural life at The Farm, identify plant and animal life at The Ridges Sanctuary, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and do a tasting at Stone's Throw Winery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sturgeon Bay trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Washington Island to Sturgeon Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington Island to Sturgeon Bay. May in Sturgeon Bay sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Sturgeon Bay

Wineries · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Door County travel guide

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State Parks · Gift & Specialty Shops · Wineries & Vineyards
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.