8 days in Southwest Wisconsin Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Wisconsin Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Wisconsin visit planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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La Crosse
— 3 nights
Drive
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Prairie du Chien
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alma
— 2 nights
Drive to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport / Wold–Chamberlain Field, Fly to Spokane

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La Crosse

— 3 nights
La Crosse is a city in the U.S. state of Wisconsin and the county seat of La Crosse County. Museum-lovers will get to explore Cranberry Discovery Center and Deke Slayton Memorial Space & Bicycle Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Perrot State Park and La Crosse River State Trail. Take a break from La Crosse with a short trip to Brady's Bluff in Trempealeau, about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Grandad Bluff, take in the exciting artwork at Treehouse Gift & Home, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Great River State Park Trail.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our La Crosse trip itinerary website.

Spokane to La Crosse is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Spokane to La Crosse, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Spokane in September since evenings lows in La Crosse dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Prairie du Chien.

Things to do in La Crosse

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

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 10th (Fri): learn about all things military at Fort Crawford Museum and then get engrossed in the history at The Cunningham Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at The Planted Tree and then get engrossed in the history at Villa Louis.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Prairie du Chien trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from La Crosse to Prairie du Chien takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Alma.

Things to do in Prairie du Chien

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Alma

— 2 nights
Alma is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): stroll through Wings Over Alma Nature & Art Center and then examine the collection at Castlerock Museum. Keep things going the next day: see human ingenuity at work at Lock and Dam 4 and then stroll around Buena Vista Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Alma road trip website.

Getting from Prairie du Chien to Alma by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alma

Parks · Wildlife · Museums