15 days in Door County Itinerary

15 days in Door County Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Door County trip planner

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Washington Island
— 6 nights
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Sturgeon Bay
— 8 nights
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Washington Island

— 6 nights
Washington Island is located about northeast of the tip of Door Peninsula in Door County, Wisconsin. Washington Island is known for beaches, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Schoolhouse Beach, get great views at Mountain Park Lookout Tower, make a trip to Fair Isle Books & Gifts, and look for gifts at Fragrant Isle Lavender Farm & Shop.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Washington Island holiday planning app.

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. Traveling from Chicago in June, things will get slightly colder in Washington Island: highs are around 70°F and lows about 51°F. On the 20th (Sun), you're off to Sturgeon Bay.

Things to do in Washington Island

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Sturgeon Bay

— 8 nights
Sturgeon Bay is a city in and the county seat of Door County, Wisconsin, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sturgeon Bay: Fish Creek (Eagle Trail, Eagle Bluff Lighthouse, &more), Sister Bay (Holy Transfiguration Chapel and Woods, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more) and Ephraim (Ephraim Historical Foundation & The Spa at Sacred Grounds). There's lots more to do: walk around Cave Point County Park, learn about winemaking at Simon Creek Vineyard & Winery, see the interesting displays at Door County Maritime Museum, and immerse yourself in nature at Whitefish Dunes State Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sturgeon Bay day trip site.

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. In June, daily temperatures in Sturgeon Bay can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Sturgeon Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wineries

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.