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. On the 11th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Wings Over Alma Nature & Art Center, take an in-depth tour of Castlerock Museum, and then walk around Buena Vista Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the engineering at Lock and Dam 4, then don't miss a visit to Little House Wayside, and then see the interesting displays at Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Alma trip planner.

Green Bay to Alma is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. July in Alma sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to La Crosse.

Things to do in Alma

Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

La Crosse

— 4 nights
La Crosse is a city in the U.S. state of Wisconsin and the county seat of La Crosse County. Change things up with these side-trips from La Crosse: Trempealeau (Brady's Bluff & Perrot State Park). There's much more to do: walk around Riverside Park, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration Motherhouse, and pause for some serene contemplation at Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the La Crosse trip itinerary planner.

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 up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Prairie du Chien.

Things to do in La Crosse

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Prairie du Chien

— 2 nights
Prairie du Chien is a city in and the county seat of Crawford County, Wisconsin, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Villa Louis, get engrossed in the history at Fur Trade Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Cunningham Museum, then don't miss a visit to The Cannery, and finally appreciate the history behind Trail of Presidents. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Valley Fish & Cheese, then get engrossed in the history at Fort Crawford Museum, then see the interesting displays at National Brewery Museum, and finally do a tasting at Whispering Bluffs Winery.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Prairie du Chien day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from La Crosse to Prairie du Chien takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Prairie du Chien can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Prairie du Chien

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips