9 days in Door County Itinerary

9 days in Door County Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Door County vacation planner
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Make it your trip
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Washington Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sturgeon Bay
— 6 nights
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Washington Island — 2 nights

Washington Island is located about northeast of the tip of Door Peninsula in Door County, Wisconsin. On the 30th (Tue), examine the collection at Washington Island Farm Museum, kick back and relax at Schoolhouse Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington Island Stavkirke. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Jacobsen Museum, then see what you can catch with Cast N Catch Charters, and then stop by Fragrant Isle Lavender Farm & Shop.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Washington Island road trip website.

New York City to Washington Island is an approximately 18-hour car ride. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in August, with highs in Washington Island at 74°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Sturgeon Bay.
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Sturgeon Bay — 6 nights

Sturgeon Bay is a city in and the county seat of Door County, Wisconsin, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sturgeon Bay: Fish Creek (Alexander Noble House Museum, Lautenbach's Orchard Country, &more), Baileys Harbor (The Ridges Sanctuary, Cana Island Lighthouse, &more) and Off The Wheel Pottery (in Egg Harbor). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll around Cave Point County Park, get engrossed in the history at Door County Historical Museum, and immerse yourself in nature at Whitefish Dunes State Park.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Sturgeon Bay online route planner.

Getting from Washington Island to Sturgeon Bay by car takes about 2 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington Island to Sturgeon Bay due to the time zone difference. In August in Sturgeon Bay, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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Door County travel guide

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State Parks · Nightlife · 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.
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