57 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

57 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Wisconsin travel route planner

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Chippewa Falls
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Bayfield
— 7 nights
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Sister Bay
— 5 nights
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Green Bay
— 7 nights
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Milwaukee
— 8 nights
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Madison
— 8 nights
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Wisconsin Dells
— 8 nights
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La Crosse
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Chippewa Falls

— 5 nights
Chippewa Falls is a city located on the Chippewa River in Chippewa County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. For shopping fun, head to Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery or Oakwood Mall. Visit Fred Smith's Wisconsin Concrete Park and Reed School for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chippewa Falls: Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary (in Sarona), Hoffman Hills State Recreation Area (in Menomonie) and Pioneer Village Museum (in Cameron). Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Jurustic Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lazy Monk Brewing, look for all kinds of wild species at Crex Meadows Wildlife Area, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Downtown Farmers Market.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Chippewa Falls online tour builder.

Rochester to Chippewa Falls is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In May, daytime highs in Chippewa Falls are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Bayfield.

Things to do in Chippewa Falls

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Bayfield

— 7 nights
Bayfield is a city in Bayfield County, Wisconsin, United States. Get outdoors at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Ice Caves and Meyers Beach Sea Caves. Shop till you drop at Madeline Island Candles and Stone's Throw Art Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayfield: St. Croix Rod Factory Store (in Park Falls), Superior Entry Lighthouse (in Superior) and Oulu Glass Gallery/Studio (in Brule). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at North Lakeland Discovery Center, admire the sheer force of Potato River Falls, immerse yourself in nature at Copper Falls State Park, and trek along Big Ravine Trail.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bayfield tour itinerary planning website.

Drive from Chippewa Falls to Bayfield in 3 hours. In May, Bayfield is a bit cooler than Chippewa Falls - with highs of 62°F and lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sister Bay.

Things to do in Bayfield

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sister Bay

— 5 nights
Sister Bay is a village in Door County, Wisconsin, United States. Head to Wood Orchard and Edgewood Orchard Galleriesfor plenty of shopping. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eagle Bluff Lighthouse and Cana Island Lighthouse. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sister Bay: Sturgeon Bay (The Garden Door & Cave Point County Park) and Egg Harbor (Plum Bottom Gallery & Schartner's Farm Market). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Peninsula State Park, shop like a local with Frykman Studio Gallery, putt your heart out at Red Putter Mini Golf, and take in the exciting artwork at Water Street Gallery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sister Bay trip planning website.

Drive from Bayfield to Sister Bay in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In May in Sister Bay, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Green Bay.

Things to do in Sister Bay

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Green Bay

— 7 nights

Home of the Packers

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.
Visiting Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary and Ledge View Nature Center will get you outdoors. Head to Seroogy's Chocolates and Capitol Civic Centrefor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Green Bay: Two Rivers (Historic Washington House, Woodland Dunes Nature Center, &more), Sturgeon Bay (Popelka Trenchard Glass, Sturgeon Bay Farmer's Market, &more) and Heckrodt Wetland Reserve (in Menasha). Next up on the itinerary: see where the action happens at Lambeau Field, look for all kinds of wild species at Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve, contemplate the long history of Hearthstone Historic House Museum, and admire the majestic nature at Heritage Hill State Historical Park.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Green Bay online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Sister Bay to Green Bay in 1.5 hours. May in Green Bay sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Green Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Milwaukee

— 8 nights

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Visiting Horicon Marsh and Lion's Den Gorge Nature Preserve will get you outdoors. Do your shopping at Milwaukee Public Market and Wisconsin State Fair Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Milwaukee: Old World Wisconsin (in Eagle), Ten Chimneys (in Genesee Depot) and Lapham Peak (in Delafield). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of St. Josaphat, steep yourself in history at Wade House, examine the collection at Harley-Davidson Museum, and catch a live event at American Family Field.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Milwaukee tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Green Bay to Milwaukee takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Madison.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Madison

— 8 nights

The City of Four Lakes

Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
Shop till you drop at State Street & Downtown Madison and Brewery Pottery. First Unitarian Meeting House of Madison and Sinsinawa Mother House will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Madison: Folklore Village (in Dodgeville), Green County Courthouse (in Monroe) and Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center (in Spring Green). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, work some fitness into your day at University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum, look for all kinds of wild species at Owens Conservation Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dickeyville Grotto.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Madison trip planner.

Drive from Milwaukee to Madison in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Madison, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Madison

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Wisconsin Dells

— 8 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at B & B's Country Store and Country Bumpkin Farm Market. Visiting Zipline and Witches Gulch will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Wisconsin Dells side-trips: Schmeeckle Reserve (in Stevens Point), George W. Mead Wildlife Area (in Milladore) and Gibraltar Rock State Natural Area (in Lodi). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 15th (Sat) at Noah's Ark Water Park. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at H.H. Bennett Studio & Museum, learn about winemaking at Fawn Creek Winery, get some fabulous bargains at Outlets at The Dells, and admire the majestic nature at Devil's Lake State Park.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Wisconsin Dells trip planner.

Drive from Madison to Wisconsin Dells in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to La Crosse.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

La Crosse

— 8 nights
La Crosse is a city in the U.S. state of Wisconsin and the county seat of La Crosse County. Step out of the city life by going to Grandad Bluff and Genoa National Fish Hatchery. Visit Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration Motherhouse for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from La Crosse: Norskedalen Nature and Heritage Center (in Coon Valley), Driftless Books & Music (in Viroqua) and Villa Louis (in Prairie du Chien). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wings Over Alma Nature & Art Center, steep yourself in history at Stonefield Historic Site, immerse yourself in nature at Perrot State Park, and grab your bike and head to McGilvray Seven Bridges Road.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our La Crosse travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Wisconsin Dells to La Crosse in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in La Crosse are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in La Crosse

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.