5 days in Wisconsin & Geneva on the Lake Itinerary

5 days in Wisconsin & Geneva on the Lake Itinerary

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Wisconsin Dells
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Milwaukee
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Drive to Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Fly to Erie International Tom Ridge Field, Drive to Geneva on the Lake
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Geneva on the Lake
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Wisconsin Dells — 2 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wisconsin Dells: Olbrich Botanical Gardens (in Madison) and Spring Green (The House on the Rock & Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center ). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 1st (Thu) at Noah's Ark Water Park. There's lots more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, make a splash at Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park, and identify plant and animal life at Original Wisconsin Ducks.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Wisconsin Dells holiday planning app.

Chicago to Wisconsin Dells is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Chicago in August, Wisconsin Dells is little chillier at night with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Milwaukee.
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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 3rd (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Milwaukee Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Harley-Davidson Museum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Lakefront Brewery.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Milwaukee trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Wisconsin Dells to Milwaukee by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Milwaukee, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Geneva on the Lake.
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Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Geneva on the Lake — 1 night

Geneva-on-the-Lake is a village in Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States. On the 4th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Lake Erie Bluffs, walk around Hogback Ridge Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Geneva State Park.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Geneva on the Lake trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Milwaukee to Geneva on the Lake with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milwaukee to Geneva on the Lake due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Geneva on the Lake when traveling from Milwaukee in September, with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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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.
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