8 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

8 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Wisconsin trip planner

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Fly to La Crosse, Train to Wisconsin Dells
Wisconsin Dells
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Sturgeon Bay
— 3 nights


Wisconsin Dells

— 2 nights

Waterpark Capital of the World

Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wilderness Territory and Parfrey's Glen State Natural Area. Get outdoors at Zipline and Original Wisconsin Ducks. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Riverwalk, don't miss a visit to Carr Valley Cheese, let the kids burn off some steam at MagiQuest, and find something for the whole family at Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park.

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Rochester to Wisconsin Dells is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rochester to Wisconsin Dells due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Wisconsin Dells are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sheboygan.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip


— 2 nights
Sheboygan is a city in and the county seat of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Bookworm Gardens, then immerse yourself in nature at Kohler-Andrae State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Harrington Beach State Park, Michegan. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: play a few rounds at Whistling Straits Golf Course - Straits and Irish, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariners Trail & Rawley Point Bike Trails, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Beach State Forest.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sheboygan itinerary builder.

Drive from Wisconsin Dells to Sheboygan in 2.5 hours. July in Sheboygan sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sturgeon Bay.

Things to do in Sheboygan

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Sturgeon Bay

— 3 nights
Sturgeon Bay is a city in and the county seat of Door County, Wisconsin, United States. Get in touch with nature at Whitefish Dunes State Park and The Ridges Sanctuary. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Nicolet Bay Beach and Sister Bay Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sturgeon Bay: Fish Creek (Sunset Beach Park & Eagle Trail) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Sister Bay). The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on Kurtz Corral, take in nature's colorful creations at The Garden Door, and relax in the rural setting at The Farm.

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Drive from Sheboygan to Sturgeon Bay in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Sturgeon Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Wisconsin travel guide

Specialty Museums · Water Parks · Zoos
The Badger State
Wisconsin is known as "America's Dairyland" because of its status as the nation's most famous producer of milk and cheese. A growing favorite with foreign tourists, the state is a perfect holiday destination for nature lovers, offering year-round outdoor activities like fishing, boating, kayaking, and hiking. Dotted with thousands of inland lakes and waterways alongside apple and cherry orchards, Wisconsin also offers numerous urban tourist attractions, its cities hosting renowned beer and art festivals each year.