40 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

40 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Wisconsin route planner
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Wisconsin Dells
— 6 nights
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Wausau
— 6 nights
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Fish Creek
— 6 nights
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Green Bay
— 7 nights
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Sheboygan
— 7 nights
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Milwaukee
— 7 nights
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Wisconsin Dells — 6 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Zipline and Olbrich Botanical Gardens will thrill your kids. Explore Wisconsin Dells' surroundings by going to Madison (Memorial Union Terrace, Henry Vilas Zoo, &more), Wildcat Mountain State Park (in Ontario) and Grandad Bluff (in La Crosse). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center , cool off at Kalahari Indoor Waterpark, don't miss a visit to Carr Valley Cheese, and get to know the resident critters at Wisconsin Deer Park.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Wisconsin Dells online journey planner.

Indianapolis to Wisconsin Dells is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Indianapolis in October, with highs in Wisconsin Dells at 60°F and lows at 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Wausau.
Parks · Nature · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

Wausau — 6 nights

Wausau is a city in and the county seat of Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States. Kids will appreciate attractions like Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum and Rib Mountain State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wausau: Stevens Point (Green Circle Trail & Schmeeckle Reserve), Glacial Lake Cranberries (in Wisconsin Rapids) and Children's Museum of Eau Claire (in Eau Claire). There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Nine Mile Forest, tour the pleasant surroundings at Heart of Vilas County Paved Bike Trails, hike along Joe & Bernadine Weber's Nature Park, and get to know the resident critters at Wildwood Zoo.

Before you visit Wausau, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Wisconsin Dells to Wausau in 2 hours. October in Wausau sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fish Creek.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums
Side Trips

Fish Creek — 6 nights

Fish Creek is an unincorporated community located in Door County, Wisconsin, United States, within the town of Gibraltar and is located on Highway 42 along Green Bay.HistoryThe first settler of Fish Creek was Increase Claflin and his family circa 1844, but the village founder is considered to be entrepreneur Asa Thorp. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Peninsula State Park and Cana Island Lighthouse. Explore Fish Creek's surroundings by going to Ellison Bay (Death's Door Maritime Museum & Newport State Park). Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, visit a coastal fixture at Eagle Bluff Lighthouse, deepen your understanding at The Clearing, and don't miss a visit to George Burr Gallery.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Fish Creek trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Wausau to Fish Creek takes 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Fish Creek can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Green Bay.
Parks · Shopping · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Green Bay — 7 nights

Home of the Green Bay Packers, the city of Green Bay centers around sports and is home to hundreds of notable football icons, including Brett Favre and Curly Lambeau.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame and Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Green Bay: Point Beach State Forest (in Two Rivers), Sturgeon Bay (Whitefish Dunes State Park, Cave Point County Park, &more) and Appleton (Hearthstone Historic House Museum & Building for Kids). The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at NEW Zoo & Adventure Park, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help, see the interesting displays at The Automobile Gallery, and take in nature's colorful creations at Rose-Hill Gardens.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Green Bay travel site.

Traveling by car from Fish Creek to Green Bay takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in November, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sheboygan.
Museums · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums
Side Trips

Sheboygan — 7 nights

Sheboygan is a city in and the county seat of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bookworm Gardens and Wisconsin Maritime Museum. Explore Sheboygan's surroundings by going to Luxembourg American Cultural Society (in Belgium), Riveredge Nature Center (in Saukville) and West Bend (Shalom Wildlife Zoo & Eisenbahn State Trail). There's still lots to do: stroll through Horicon Marsh, tee off at Blackwolf Run, contemplate the long history of Wade House, and examine the collection at 1860 Light Station.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sheboygan itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Green Bay to Sheboygan in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Milwaukee.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
Side Trips

Milwaukee — 7 nights

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Kids will enjoy Harley-Davidson Museum and Basilica of St. Josaphat. Venture out of the city with trips to Racine (SC Johnson Headquarters & Racine Zoo), Holy Hill (in Hubertus) and Green Meadows Petting Farm (in Waterford). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Milwaukee Art Museum, hunt for treasures at Milwaukee Public Market, take in nature's colorful creations at Lynden Sculpture Garden, and stroll through Kishwauketoe Conservancy.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Milwaukee tour app.

Drive from Sheboygan to Milwaukee in an hour. In November, daytime highs in Milwaukee are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

Wisconsin travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Water Parks · Gift & Specialty Shops
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.