34 days in Wisconsin Dells & Milwaukee Itinerary

34 days in Wisconsin Dells & Milwaukee Itinerary

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34 days in Wisconsin Dells & Milwaukee Itinerary

Start: Wisconsin Dells
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Wisconsin Dells
— 30 nights
train:  2​h
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Milwaukee
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
End: Wisconsin Dells

30
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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.
Get some historical perspective at H.H. Bennett Studio and Norskedalen Nature and Heritage Center. Step out of the city life by going to Zipline and Wild Rock Golf Club. Get out of town with these interesting Wisconsin Dells side-trips: Folklore Village (in Dodgeville), Madison (Forest Hill Cemetery, Wisconsin State Capitol, & more) and Mineral Point (Pendarvis & Brewery Pottery). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 2nd (Fri) at Noah's Ark Water Park. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 29th (Thu) at Klondike Kavern Waterpark. There's much more to do: tee off at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, learn about winemaking at Fawn Creek Winery, make a splash at Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park, and see the interesting displays at Mr Marvel's Wondertorium.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Wisconsin Dells itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Wisconsin Dells. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in August, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can take a train to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Baraboo, Madison, Oshkosh, La Crosse, Appleton
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Devil's Lake State Park ©
Devil's Lake State Park
EAA Aviation Museum ©
EAA Aviation Museum

3
nights
Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Riverwalk has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): hunt for treasures at Milwaukee Public Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of St. Josaphat, then explore the world behind art at Milwaukee Art Museum, and finally wander the streets of Historic Third Ward. On your second day here, admire all the interesting features of Miller Park, contemplate the long history of Pabst Mansion, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lakefront Brewery, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverwalk.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Milwaukee sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from Wisconsin Dells to Milwaukee takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Milwaukee are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Wisconsin State Fair Park
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of St. Josaphat ©
Basilica of St. Josaphat
Harley-Davidson Museum ©
Harley-Davidson Museum
Milwaukee Art Museum ©
Milwaukee Art Museum

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