9 days in Northwest Wisconsin Itinerary

9 days in Northwest Wisconsin Itinerary

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Fly to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport / Wold–Chamberlain Field, Drive to Osceola
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Osceola
— 1 night
Drive
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Bayfield
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hayward
— 1 night
Drive
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Eau Claire
— 3 nights
Drive

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Osceola

— 1 night
Osceola is a village in Polk County, Wisconsin, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): stroll around Interstate State Park- Wisconsin. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at St Croix National Scenic Riverway, then add some adventure to your tour with Riverwood Canoe & Kayak Rental, and then admire the sheer force of Cascade Falls.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Osceola tour planning website.

Chicago to Osceola is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Chicago in August; daily highs in Osceola reach 78°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bayfield.

Things to do in Osceola

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

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Bayfield

— 3 nights
Bayfield is a city in Bayfield County, Wisconsin, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Ice Caves and Maslowski Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Apostle Highlands Golf Course and Bayfield Peninsula Sea Caves. Step out of Bayfield to go to La Pointe and see Motion to Go, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, stroll through Big Ravine Trail, stop by Apostle Islands Booksellers, and get the lay of the land with The Mural Walk in Ashland.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bayfield online vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Osceola to Bayfield takes 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Bayfield can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hayward.

Things to do in Bayfield

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

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Hayward

— 1 night
Hayward is a city in Sawyer County, Wisconsin, United States, next to the Namekagon River. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame, then stroll through American Birkebeiner Trail, and then stop by Tremblays Sweet Shop.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hayward tour website.

Traveling by car from Bayfield to Hayward takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Eau Claire.

Things to do in Hayward

Outdoors · Museums · Trails · Parks
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Eau Claire

— 3 nights
Eau Claire is a city in Chippewa and Eau Claire counties in the west-central part of the U.S. state of Wisconsin. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Crystal Cave and Devils Punchbowl. Take a break from the city and head to Chippewa River Trail and Chippewa River Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Eau Claire: Hoffman Hills State Recreation Area (in Menomonie), River Guide Kayaks (in River Falls) and Eau Galle Lake & Recreational Area (in Spring Valley). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Abe Trail, take an in-depth tour of Chippewa Falls Museum of Industry and Technology, and stop by Chippewa Candy Shop.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Eau Claire trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hayward to Eau Claire takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Eau Claire

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

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