15 days in Madison & Portland Itinerary

15 days in Madison & Portland Itinerary

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Madison
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Portland
— 10 nights
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Madison — 4 nights

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: Portage WWII History Museum (in Portage), Galena (Ghost & Vampire Tours & Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.) and Devil's Lake State Park (in Baraboo). The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at Wisconsin State Capitol, get to know the resident critters at Henry Vilas Zoo, get curious at University of Wisconsin Geology Museum, and make a trip to Capitol Square.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Madison trip itinerary maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Madison. March in Madison sees daily highs of 42°F and lows of 23°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Portland.
Parks · Museums · Tours · Nature
Side Trips

Portland — 10 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (in Hood River), Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park, Haystack Rock, &more) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, trek along Forest Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and don't miss a visit to Pittock Mansion.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Portland day trip planner.

You can fly from Madison to Portland in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Madison to Portland. In March, Portland is a bit warmer than Madison - with highs of 57°F and lows of 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trips