4 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

4 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Wisconsin Dells
— 1 day
Drive
2
Madison
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Milwaukee
— 1 night
Fly

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Wisconsin Dells

— 1 day

Waterpark Capital of the World

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take a memorable tour with Tours, then identify plant and animal life at International Crane Foundation, and then admire the majestic nature at Devil's Lake State Park.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Wisconsin Dells trip planner.

Duluth to Wisconsin Dells is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Madison.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

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.
On the 13th (Tue), see the interesting displays at The House on the Rock, then admire the landmark architecture of Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center , and then look for gifts at Arcadia Books. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Wisconsin State Capitol, admire the natural beauty at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Henry Vilas Zoo.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Madison trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Wisconsin Dells to Madison in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Madison

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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), get to know the resident critters at Milwaukee County Zoo, examine the collection at Harley-Davidson Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Milwaukee Art Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Milwaukee sightseeing planner.

Getting from Madison to Milwaukee by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October in Milwaukee, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

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.