5 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

5 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

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5 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Racine
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
Milwaukee
— Few hours
train:  2​h
Wisconsin Dells
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Madison
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Chicago

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nights
Racine

Racine ©
Racine is a city in and the county seat of Racine County, Wisconsin, United States. You've now added North Beach Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at North Beach Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Kenosha History Center, relax in the rural setting at Matt's Produce, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Racine Zoo, and finally enjoy the sea views from Wind Point Lighthouse.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Racine attractions planner.

Chicago to Racine is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In August in Racine, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 63°F at night. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Racine

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Kenosha
Highlights from your plan
North Beach Park ©
North Beach Park
Wind Point Lighthouse ©
Wind Point Lighthouse
Southport Light Station Museum ©
Southport Light Station Museum

few
hours
Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Harley-Davidson Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Milwaukee trip builder app .

Chicago to Milwaukee is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Milwaukee

#Museums
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Harley-Davidson Museum ©
Harley-Davidson Museum

1
night
Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Dells ©
Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at International Crane Foundation, then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Witches Gulch.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Wisconsin Dells route maker site .

Take a train from Milwaukee to Wisconsin Dells in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Wisconsin Dells when traveling from Milwaukee in September, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Madison.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

International Crane Foundation
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International Crane Foundation ©
International Crane Foundation
Witches Gulch ©
Witches Gulch

1
night
Madison

Madison ©
Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Chazen Museum of Art, examine the collection at Wisconsin Veterans Museum, and then stroll through University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Madison tour site .

You can drive from Wisconsin Dells to Madison in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Madison

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Chazen Museum of Art ©
Chazen Museum of Art
Wisconsin Veterans Museum ©
Wisconsin Veterans Museum

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