8 days in Southwest Wisconsin Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Wisconsin Itinerary

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Alma
— 1 night
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La Crosse
— 4 nights
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Prairie du Chien
— 2 nights
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Alma — 1 night

Alma is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): admire the engineering at Lock and Dam 4, then learn about winemaking at Danzinger Vineyards, and then stroll around Buena Vista Park. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum, do a tasting at Villa Bellezza, and then make a trip to Little House Wayside.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Alma online trip itinerary planner.

Green Bay to Alma is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also drive. In July in Alma, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to La Crosse.
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La Crosse — 4 nights

La Crosse is a city in the U.S. state of Wisconsin and the county seat of La Crosse County. Explore La Crosse's surroundings by going to Trempealeau (ELMARO Vineyard & Perrot State Park). The adventure continues: stroll around Riverside Park, see human ingenuity at work at Lock and Dam No 7, take in the dramatic natural features at Grandad Bluff, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our La Crosse day trip app.

You can drive from Alma to La Crosse in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Prairie du Chien.
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Prairie du Chien — 2 nights

Prairie du Chien is a city in and the county seat of Crawford County, Wisconsin, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): look for gifts at Valley Fish & Cheese, then contemplate the long history of Villa Louis, and then make a trip to The Cannery. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Fort Crawford Museum, examine the collection at National Brewery Museum, and then do a tasting at Whispering Bluffs Winery.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Prairie du Chien online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from La Crosse to Prairie du Chien takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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