11 days in South Central Wisconsin & Portland Itinerary

11 days in South Central Wisconsin & Portland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Portland
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  10 h
1
Wisconsin Dells
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Madison
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h 45 min
3
Portland
— 5 nights
End: Portland

3
nights
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.
Wisconsin Dells is known for theme parks, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cool off at Noah's Ark Water Park, stop by Swiss Maid Fudge, test your problem-solving skills at Elusive Escape Rooms, and play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Wisconsin Dells online holiday planner.

Portland to Wisconsin Dells is an approximately 10- hour combination of flight, bus, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Portland to Wisconsin Dells, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In June in Wisconsin Dells, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Madison.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Theme Parks Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Devil's Lake State Park
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Elusive Escape Rooms ©
Elusive Escape Rooms
Noah's Ark Water Park ©
Noah's Ark Water Park
Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park ©
Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park

2
nights
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 7th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Henry Vilas Zoo, get in on the family fun at Little Amerricka, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The House on the Rock, then admire the landmark architecture of Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center , and then admire the majestic nature at Governor Dodge State Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Madison holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Wisconsin Dells to Madison takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Madison

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Spring Green, Little Amerricka, Governor Dodge State Park
Highlights from your plan
Henry Vilas Zoo ©
Henry Vilas Zoo
Little Amerricka ©
Little Amerricka
Governor Dodge State Park ©
Governor Dodge State Park

5
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil), Lewis & Clark Salt Works (in Seaside) and Cannon Beach (Haystack Rock & Ecola State Park). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, walk around Forest Park, and see the interesting displays at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland vacation builder tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Madison to Portland in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Madison to Portland due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Portland are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Multnomah Falls, Lewis & Clark Salt Works, Sandy Historical Museum, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area ©
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

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