5 days in Milwaukee & Madison Itinerary

5 days in Milwaukee & Madison Itinerary

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Milwaukee
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Madison
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Milwaukee

— 2 nights

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 3rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of St. Josaphat and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): take a stroll through Historic Third Ward, contemplate the long history of Pabst Mansion, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at MobCraft Beer.

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

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Milwaukee. In December, daytime highs in Milwaukee are 35°F, while nighttime lows are 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Madison.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

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.
Explore Madison's surroundings by going to Rotary Botanical Gardens (in Janesville), New Glarus Brewing Company (in New Glarus) and Wollersheim Winery & Distillery (in Prairie du Sac). There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Wisconsin State Capitol, don't miss a visit to Memorial Union Terrace, and admire the natural beauty at Olbrich Botanical Gardens.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Madison vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Milwaukee to Madison takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°F, and evening lows to 19°F.

Things to do in Madison

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

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