4 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

4 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Wisconsin holiday planner

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Milwaukee
— 1 night
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Madison
— 2 nights
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Milwaukee

— 1 night

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
On the 15th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear and then sample the tasty concoctions at Lakefront Brewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Harley-Davidson Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of St. Josaphat, and then admire the masterpieces at Milwaukee Art Museum.

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San Francisco to Milwaukee is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Milwaukee due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Francisco in October, with highs in Milwaukee at 62°F and lows at 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Madison.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Madison

— 2 nights

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 17th (Sat): admire the striking features of The House on the Rock, then admire the striking features of Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center , and then stop by Arcadia Books. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Wisconsin State Capitol, then take in nature's colorful creations at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Henry Vilas Zoo.

To find out how to plan a trip to Madison, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Milwaukee to Madison in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madison

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trip

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.