20 days in Grand Canyon National Park & South Central Wisconsin Itinerary

20 days in Grand Canyon National Park & South Central Wisconsin Itinerary

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Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 11 nights
Fly to Dane County Regional Truax Field, Drive to Mayville
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Mayville
— 1 night
Drive
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Wisconsin Dells
— 4 nights
Drive
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Madison
— 3 nights

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Grand Canyon National Park

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get some cultural insight at Bright Angel Point and Tusayan Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hermit's Rest and East Rim Drive. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Mohave Point, explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, hike along Hermit Trail, and make a trip to Moran Point.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Madison to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 25-hour car ride. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Madison in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 43°F in Grand Canyon National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Mayville.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

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East Rim Drive ©
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East Rim Drive
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Hermit's Rest ©
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Hermit's Rest
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Hermit Trail ©
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Hermit Trail
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1
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Mayville

Mayville is a city in Dodge County, Wisconsin, United States, located along the Rock River and the Horicon Marsh. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Horicon National Wildlife Refuge and then identify plant and animal life at Horicon Marsh.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mayville driving holiday planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Canyon National Park to Mayville. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 52°F in Mayville. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Mayville

Wildlife · Parks
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Horicon Marsh ©
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Horicon Marsh
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Wisconsin Dells

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at H.H. Bennett Studio & Museum and Al. Ringling Mansion. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at International Crane Foundation and Vertical Illusions. Explore Wisconsin Dells' surroundings by going to Parfrey's Glen State Natural Area (in Baraboo) and Wollersheim Winery & Distillery (in Prairie du Sac). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Portage WWII History Museum, don't miss a visit to Carr Valley Cheese, hike along Balanced Rock Trail, and visit Capones Old Time Pic. Studio.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Wisconsin Dells trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Mayville to Wisconsin Dells takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Madison.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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Madison

The City of Four Lakes

Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Mustard Museum and Governor Dodge State Park. Swiss Historical Village and Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Wisconsin Canoe Company in Spring Green (about 54 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum, brush up on your military savvy at Wisconsin Veterans Museum, stop by Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier, and explore the world behind art at Chazen Museum of Art.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Madison holiday planner.

Getting from Wisconsin Dells to Madison by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madison

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

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