8 days in Ludington & Wisconsin Itinerary

8 days in Ludington & Wisconsin Itinerary

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8 days in Ludington & Wisconsin Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Ludington
— 1 night
Ferry + Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Sturgeon Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Madison
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Milwaukee
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: Kalamazoo

1
night
Ludington

Ludington ©
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. S.S. Badger: Lake Michigan Carferry has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Stearns Park and then ride with the locals on S.S. Badger: Lake Michigan Carferry. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Ludington State Park, tee off at Hemlock Golf Club, and then stop by The Jam Farm.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ludington trip itinerary website .

Kalamazoo to Ludington is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In November, daytime highs in Ludington are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Sturgeon Bay.

Things to do in Ludington

Outdoors Parks Golf
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S.S. Badger: Lake Michigan Carferry ©
Ludington State Park ©
Ludington State Park
The Jam Farm ©
The Jam Farm

2
nights
Sturgeon Bay

Sturgeon Bay ©
Sturgeon Bay is a city in and the county seat of Door County, Wisconsin, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Edgewood Orchard Galleries, then don't miss a visit to George Burr Gallery, then admire the majestic nature at Peninsula State Park, and finally stroll around Cave Point County Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at The Garden Door, then get in on the family fun at Bay Beach Amusement Park, and then examine the collection at Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame.

To find ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Sturgeon Bay holiday builder website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Ludington to Sturgeon Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ludington to Sturgeon Bay. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in November, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Madison.

Things to do in Sturgeon Bay

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Fish Creek, Green Bay, George Burr Gallery
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Peninsula State Park ©
Peninsula State Park
Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame ©
Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame
Bay Beach Amusement Park ©
Bay Beach Amusement Park

2
nights
Madison

Madison ©
Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of The House on the Rock, then admire the landmark architecture of Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center , then don't miss a visit to Capitol Square, and finally ponder the world of politics at Wisconsin State Capitol. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Livsreise, admire the natural beauty at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Henry Vilas Zoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Memorial Union Terrace.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Madison trip planning tool .

Drive from Sturgeon Bay to Madison in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Madison can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Madison

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Spring Green, Livsreise
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Wisconsin State Capitol ©
Wisconsin State Capitol
Olbrich Botanical Gardens ©
Olbrich Botanical Gardens

2
nights
Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Milwaukee Art Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of St. Josaphat, examine the collection at Harley-Davidson Museum, then stop by Indulgence Chocolatiers, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Lakefront Brewery. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Milwaukee County Zoo, steep yourself in history at Pabst Mansion, then get a new perspective on nature at Milwaukee Public Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Mitchell Gallery of Flight.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Milwaukee planning site .

Getting from Madison to Milwaukee by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Harley-Davidson Museum ©
Harley-Davidson Museum
Milwaukee Art Museum ©
Milwaukee Art Museum
Lakefront Brewery ©
Lakefront Brewery

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