4 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

4 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

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Milwaukee
— 1 night
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Madison
— 2 nights
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Milwaukee

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Milwaukee Art Museum, then examine the collection at Harley-Davidson Museum, then make a trip to Frank Lloyd Wright American System-Built Homes, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Lakefront Brewery. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of St. Josaphat, whizz through the canopy at Lake Geneva Ziplines & Adventures, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Milwaukee online day trip planner.

Chicago to Milwaukee is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Madison.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): see the interesting displays at The House on the Rock, then admire the striking features of Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center , and then look for gifts at Arcadia Books. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at Wisconsin State Capitol, then admire the natural beauty at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Henry Vilas Zoo.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Madison trip tool.

You can drive from Milwaukee to Madison in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Madison, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Madison

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

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.