9 days in Woodstock, Rockford & Minocqua Itinerary

9 days in Woodstock, Rockford & Minocqua Itinerary

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Woodstock
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Rockford
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Woodstock — 1 day

Woodstock is a city in and the county seat of McHenry County, Illinois, United States, located 51mi northwest of Chicago. To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Woodstock planner.

Normal to Woodstock is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also drive. Traveling from Normal in October, expect Woodstock to be a bit cooler, temps between 61°F and 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Rockford.
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Rockford — 1 night

Rockford is the third largest city in the U.S. state of Illinois, the 171st most populous city in the United States, the largest city in Illinois outside of the Chicago metropolitan area, and the city of the 148th most populous metropolitan area in the United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Anderson Japanese Gardens.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rockford itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Woodstock to Rockford by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In October, daytime highs in Rockford are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Minocqua.
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Minocqua — 7 nights

Minocqua is a town in northwestern Oneida County, Wisconsin, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Minocqua: Copper Peak (in Ironwood), Ontonagon (Presque Isle River, Porcupine Mountains State Park, &more) and Copper Falls State Park (in Mellen). And it doesn't end there: see Northwoods Zip Line, Aerial Trekking, Argo ATV, and Kayak River Tours, do a tasting at Three Lakes Winery, sample the fine beverages at Northern Waters Distillery, and explore the world behind art at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Minocqua day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Rockford to Minocqua takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rockford in October: high temperatures in Minocqua hover around 55°F and lows are around 38°F. On the 11th (Sun), you'll travel back home.
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