9 days in Wisconsin, Michigan & Ohio Itinerary

9 days in Wisconsin, Michigan & Ohio Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

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Sturgeon Bay
— 1 night
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Munising
— 1 night
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Traverse City
— 2 nights
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Columbus
— 3 nights
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Cincinnati
— 1 night
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Sturgeon Bay

— 1 night
Sturgeon Bay is a city in and the county seat of Door County, Wisconsin, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): stroll through The Ridges Sanctuary and then sample the tasty concoctions at Door County Brewing. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Door Peninsula Winery, look for gifts at Lautenbach's Orchard Country, and then walk around Cave Point County Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Sturgeon Bay travel route planning site.

Phoenix to Sturgeon Bay is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Phoenix in February, with highs in Sturgeon Bay at 26°F and lows at 12°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Sturgeon Bay

Parks · Wineries · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Munising

— 1 night
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Wagner Falls and then admire the sheer force of Munising Falls.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Munising travel planner.

Traveling by car from Sturgeon Bay to Munising takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sturgeon Bay to Munising. Expect a daytime high around 25°F in February, and nighttime lows around 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks
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Traverse City

— 2 nights

Cherry Capital of the World

Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
On the 22nd (Tue), wander the streets of Front Street, then do a tasting at Black Star Farms, and then do a tasting at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery. On your second day here, do a tasting at Chateau Chantal Winery & Tasting Room, then visit a coastal fixture at Mission Point Lighthouse, and then do a tasting at Bowers Harbor Vineyards.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Traverse City road trip planning app.

Drive from Munising to Traverse City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daytime highs in Traverse City are 30°F, while nighttime lows are 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can fly to Columbus.

Things to do in Traverse City

Wineries · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

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Columbus

— 3 nights

The Discovery City

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Escape the urban bustle at Cedar Falls Hiking Trail and Pedal Wagon Columbus. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dayton Art Institute and Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Step out of Columbus to go to Dayton and see National Museum of the US Air Force, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of German Village and immerse yourself in nature at Hocking Hills State Park.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Columbus travel route planning app.

Fly from Traverse City to Columbus in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Traverse City in February, expect Columbus to be somewhat warmer, temps between 41°F and 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Columbus

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Cincinnati

— 1 night

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the engaging exhibits at Cincinnati Museum Center, admire the masterpieces at Taft Museum of Art, and then learn insider's secrets on Cincy Brew Bus.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cincinnati trip maker.

Traveling by car from Columbus to Cincinnati takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Cincinnati are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

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Wisconsin travel guide

4.2
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.

Michigan travel guide

4.7
Great Lakes State
A state inextricably tied to its waterways, Michigan does water activities better than almost any other place in the country. Things to do in the state include numerous opportunities to swim, fish, sail, motorboat, and canoe. The country's only state to stretch over two peninsulas, Michigan features a long freshwater coastline. In a land of nearly 65,000 inland lakes and ponds, you can never be too far from a natural water source. Michigan's major claim to fame is its status as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, with the Detroit metropolitan area housing the country's three major car manufacturers. The city is also a major center of culture, the birthplace of the Motown Sound, and the home of several museums and other tourist attractions. Farther from the big urban centers, Michigan offers visitors a world of apple and cherry orchards, rustic villages, and picturesque vineyards.

Ohio travel guide

4.2
The Buckeye State
Nicknamed the "Heart of It All" because of its heart-like shape, Ohio is perhaps best described as a mosaic of big cities and small towns, with vast tracts of farmland in between. Always a major industrial and political player in the country, the state was the home to eight American presidents and the Wright brothers, inventors of the airplane. The first man to walk on the Moon came from Ohio, as did 23 other astronauts. More than just an overachiever in science, industry, and politics, the state is also a serious holiday destination, featuring both traditional Amish farms and bustling cities with a great selection of things to do.