Itineraries for Driftless Wisconsin Day Trips

Can’t decide where to begin? We can suggest some routes to introduce you to different areas and attractions within Driftless Wisconsin.

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Click on each itinerary, grouped by interest, to learn more about the things you can see in a day or read on for more information.

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The day trip itineraries we’ve put together will help you plan your activities in the Driftless region of Wisconsin…one day trip at a time.


Driftless Wisconsin Apple Orchards: A One Day Tour Itinerary

Setting aside a weekend to head to the apple orchards in Driftless Wisconsin can be a great way to get together with loved ones and enjoy the changing of the seasons. This itinerary highlights the apple orchards through Vernon and Crawford counties, making it easy to choose which orchards you may want to visit, and when.

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Two Days of Historical Sites & Places in Driftless Wisconsin

With a variety of historical sites, landmarks, and places on the National Register of Historic Places, Driftless Wisconsin provides access to a variety of historical experiences, events, and celebrations. To have enough time to leisurely explore the history of Driftless Wisconsin and to make sure travelers don’t miss any landmarks, this two day itinerary will make it easy to discover the area and be able to choose which historical places pique their interest the most.

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One Day Creamery & Cheese Tour of Driftless Wisconsin

If you’re on the hunt for locally sourced and produced dairy products, Driftless Wisconsin features an abundance of local creameries that you can explore in a single day, to create the perfect creamery and cheese tour filled day trip. A day of exploring the area can allow visitors to learn more about Driftless dairy farms and the process behind many of their favorite dairy and meat products.

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Two Day Driftless Wisconsin Agri-Tourism Itinerary

Located in southwest Wisconsin, in an area that is rooted in the agriculture industry, Driftless Wisconsin is naturally a wonderful region to explore agri-tourism with access to a variety of experiences. Given all the locations for discovering agri-tourism in Driftless Wisconsin, it is best for travelers to follow a two day itinerary that will give them enough time to visit each destination and take in everything there is to see and do.

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Winery & Brewery Tour Through the Driftless Region

Touring the Driftless Region’s wineries and breweries can be a great way to spend a Saturday or Sunday, especially during the summer and fall months. Travelers can get to know the friendly people of the Driftless Region, support local communities and businesses, and enjoy the scenic drives from one place to the next.

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A Scenic Drive in the Driftless Region

The Driftless Region in Wisconsin has a variety of scenic highways and byways winding along rivers and through charming midwest communities. These roadways are perfect for a scenic trip with friendly towns, restaurants, bars, and places to stay to hit along the way.

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Shopping Day Trip

Enjoy unique shopping opportunities along with the great rural scenery of southwest Wisconsin. This route takes you through shopping and dining destinations from historic Prairie du Chien to goat-cheese marvel at Mt. Sterling, to the eclectic shops of Virquoa, to Norway-themed Westby, and on to the Amish Country.

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Vernon County Day Trip

There’s something for everyone to enjoy in Vernon County’s deep history and unique local flavor. This route take you through the highlights of the county from Kickapoo Valley Reserve, to a scenic drive along the Great River Road’s many attractions, to the Cashton Amish community, to a drive along West County Road P to see Coon Valley and the Mississippi River, to vineyards south on County Highway Y, and on to the Czech Capitol of Wisconsin at Hillsboro.

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Crawford County Day Trip

Beautiful Crawford County is ideal for road trips. This route begins on the Great River Road and takes you from the limestone bluffs of DeSoto, to the site of the 1832 Battle of Bad Axe, to the panoramic river views of Ferryville, to the river locks and dam of Lynxville, to historic attractions in Prairie du Chien, through farmland to the stunning river and valley views of Seneca, down to historic and scenic sites in the Kickapoo Valley, along the Wisconsin River to circle back to the Mississippi River.

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History Day Trip

Follow the journey of the historic peoples and places of Drifless by tracing the trail they left behind. This route take you to Indian burial mounds, log cabins, elegant homes, and museums with artifacts that give us insight into the lives of these places and the people who live there.

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St. Feriole Island
Boat ramp into the Mississippi
Hiking to the top of a Mississippi Bluff

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