11 days in Madison & Lafayette Itinerary

11 days in Madison & Lafayette Itinerary

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Madison
— 4 nights
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Lafayette
— 5 nights
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Madison

— 4 nights

The City of Four Lakes

Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
Change things up with these side-trips from Madison: Milwaukee (Milwaukee Art Museum & Harley-Davidson Museum), Veterans Memorial Park (in Oconomowoc) and Wisconsin Dells (Zipline & Original Wisconsin Ducks). Next up on the itinerary: get a sense of history and politics at Wisconsin State Capitol, meet the residents at Ochsner Park Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, and admire the landmark architecture of Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center .

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Madison trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Madison. April in Madison sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to fly to Lafayette.

Things to do in Madison

Museums · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lafayette

— 5 nights
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Venture out of the city with trips to Whitney Plantation (in Wallace), Houmas House and Gardens (in Darrow) and National Hansen's Disease Museum (in Carville). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Oak Alley Plantation, get engrossed in the history at Acadian Cultural Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin, and contemplate the long history of Acadian Village.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lafayette day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Madison to Lafayette takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Madison in April, expect Lafayette to be much warmer, temps between 79°F and 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips