10 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

10 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Wisconsin trip builder

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Madison
— 2 nights
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Wausau
— 1 night
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Sturgeon Bay
— 3 nights
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Sheboygan
— 1 night
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Milwaukee
— 2 nights
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum and International Crane Foundation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Mustard Museum and Fawn Creek Winery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madison: Riverwalk (in Wisconsin Dells) and Wollersheim Winery & Distillery (in Prairie du Sac). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Wisconsin Veterans Museum.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Madison sightseeing planning tool.

New York City to Madison is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in November, with highs in Madison at 46°F and lows at 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Wausau.

Things to do in Madison

Wineries · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Wausau

— 1 night
Wausau is a city in and the county seat of Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, then hit the slopes at Granite Peak, then stop by Mullins Cheese, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bull Falls Brewery.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Wausau road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Madison to Wausau takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Madison in November, you will find days in Wausau are a bit cooler (41°F), and nights are about the same (26°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sturgeon Bay.

Things to do in Wausau

Outdoors · Museums · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trip

Sturgeon Bay

— 3 nights
Sturgeon Bay is a city in and the county seat of Door County, Wisconsin, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Door County Maritime Museum and Whitefish Dunes State Park. Get outdoors at Ellison Bluff State Natural Area and The Ridges Sanctuary. Get out of town with these interesting Sturgeon Bay side-trips: Door County Brewing (in Baileys Harbor), Eagle Bluff Lighthouse (in Fish Creek) and Island Orchard Cider (in Ellison Bay). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Von Stiehl Winery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Starboard Brewing Company, and revel in the low prices at Door Artisan Cheese.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sturgeon Bay holiday builder.

Getting from Wausau to Sturgeon Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Sturgeon Bay are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sheboygan.

Things to do in Sturgeon Bay

Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

Side Trips

Sheboygan

— 1 night
Sheboygan is a city in and the county seat of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): appreciate the history behind Big Cow, Antoinette, then immerse yourself in nature at Kohler-Andrae State Park, then don't miss a visit to Acuity Flagpole, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Kohler Waters Spa.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sheboygan trip planner.

You can drive from Sturgeon Bay to Sheboygan in 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Sheboygan can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Sheboygan

Spas · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Milwaukee

— 2 nights

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
On the 24th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lapham Peak, then look for gifts at Brennan's Market, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Hill, and finally get engrossed in the history at Mitchell Gallery of Flight. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes), then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Great Lakes Distillery, and then examine the collection at Grohmann Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Milwaukee online holiday builder.

You can drive from Sheboygan to Milwaukee in an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Milwaukee can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

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.