10 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

10 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Wisconsin trip planner

Make it your trip
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Milwaukee
— 1 night
Drive
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Madison
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wisconsin Dells
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bayfield
— 2 nights
Fly

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Milwaukee

— 1 night

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): meet the residents at Milwaukee County Zoo, don't miss a visit to Historic Third Ward, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lakefront Brewery. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Milwaukee Art Museum, stroll around Henry Maier Festival Park, and then examine the collection at Harley-Davidson Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Milwaukee trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Milwaukee. In July in Milwaukee, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Madison.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Madison

— 2 nights

The City of Four Lakes

Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of The House on the Rock, then admire the landmark architecture of Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center , and then don't miss a visit to Capitol Square. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Memorial Union Terrace, then admire the natural beauty at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, and then ponder the world of politics at Wisconsin State Capitol.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Madison day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Milwaukee to Madison takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Madison are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Madison

Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Wisconsin Dells

— 3 nights

Waterpark Capital of the World

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.
Wisconsin Dells is known for theme parks, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, test your problem-solving skills at Elusive Escape Rooms, find something for the whole family at Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park, and make a splash at Noah's Ark Water Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Wisconsin Dells trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Madison to Wisconsin Dells takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In July in Wisconsin Dells, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bayfield.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Bayfield

— 2 nights
Bayfield is a city in Bayfield County, Wisconsin, United States. Change things up with a short trip to Copper Falls State Park in Mellen (about 50 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, Head underground at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Ice Caves, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and hike along Meyers Beach Sea Caves.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayfield trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Wisconsin Dells to Bayfield takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Wisconsin Dells in July since evenings lows in Bayfield dip to 54°F. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bayfield

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

Wisconsin travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Water Parks · Zoos
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.