5 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

5 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

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Fly to Milwaukee, Train to Wisconsin Dells
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Wisconsin Dells
— 1 night
Drive
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Washington Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Sister Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Milwaukee
— 1 night
Fly

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Wisconsin Dells

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): cool off at Noah's Ark Water Park. On your second day here, surround yourself with nature on Original Wisconsin Ducks, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then find something for the whole family at Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Wisconsin Dells road trip site.

Saint Louis to Wisconsin Dells is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Saint Louis in July; daily highs in Wisconsin Dells reach 80°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Washington Island.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Washington Island

— 1 night
Washington Island is located about northeast of the tip of Door Peninsula in Door County, Wisconsin. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): examine the collection at Jacobsen Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Schoolhouse Beach, then examine the collection at Washington Island Art and Nature Center, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Dunes Beach Park.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Washington Island attractions planning app.

Traveling by car from Wisconsin Dells to Washington Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Wisconsin Dells to Washington Island due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Wisconsin Dells in July, expect nights in Washington Island to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are little chillier, around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Sister Bay.

Things to do in Washington Island

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Sister Bay

— 1 night
Sister Bay is a village in Door County, Wisconsin, United States. On the 15th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Alexander Noble House Museum, take in the exciting artwork at J. Jeffrey Taylor, immerse yourself in nature at Peninsula State Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sister Bay Beach, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sister Bay travel route planner.

Getting from Washington Island to Sister Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington Island to Sister Bay. In July, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Sister Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Milwaukee

— 1 night

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Harley-Davidson Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Atwater Park & Beach, and then explore the world behind art at Milwaukee Art Museum.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Milwaukee driving holiday site.

Drive from Sister Bay to Milwaukee in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. In July, daytime highs in Milwaukee are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Museums · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Wisconsin travel guide

4.2
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.

Door County travel guide

4.4
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.