3 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

3 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

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Madison
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Milwaukee
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Capitol Square, then admire the natural beauty at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, and then get a sense of history and politics at Wisconsin State Capitol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of The House on the Rock, admire the landmark architecture of Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center , and then make a trip to Memorial Union Terrace.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Madison trip website.

Chicago to Madison is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Chicago in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Madison, with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Madison

Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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Milwaukee

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
On the 27th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Milwaukee Art Museum, then don't miss a visit to Frank Lloyd Wright American System-Built Homes, then see the interesting displays at Harley-Davidson Museum, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lakefront Brewery.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Milwaukee online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Madison to Milwaukee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Milwaukee, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Wisconsin travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Water Parks · Zoos
The Badger State
Wisconsin is known as "America's Dairyland" because of its status as the nation's most famous producer of milk and cheese. A growing favorite with foreign tourists, the state is a perfect holiday destination for nature lovers, offering year-round outdoor activities like fishing, boating, kayaking, and hiking. Dotted with thousands of inland lakes and waterways alongside apple and cherry orchards, Wisconsin also offers numerous urban tourist attractions, its cities hosting renowned beer and art festivals each year.