3 days in Madison & Newport Itinerary

3 days in Madison & Newport Itinerary

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3 days in Madison & Newport Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Madison
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
2
Newport
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
Madison

Madison ©
Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
On the 20th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of The House on the Rock, admire the landmark architecture of Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center , then make a trip to Memorial Union Terrace, and finally ponder the world of politics at Wisconsin State Capitol.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Madison driving holiday planning tool .

New York City to Madison is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Madison when traveling from New York City in August, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Newport.

Things to do in Madison

Parks Museums

Side Trip

Spring Green
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Olbrich Botanical Gardens ©
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Wisconsin State Capitol ©
Wisconsin State Capitol

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Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of The Elms, see the interesting displays at The Breakers, and then get to know the fascinating history of Cliff Walk.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Newport travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Madison to Newport takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in August, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Parks Trails
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The Breakers ©
The Breakers
The Elms
The Elms

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