6 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

6 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

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6 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

Start: Toledo
Fly + Bus:  5​h 30​min
1
Madison
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Milwaukee
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Toledo

2
nights
Madison

Madison ©
Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): meet the residents at Henry Vilas Zoo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, then ponder the world of politics at Wisconsin State Capitol, and finally make a trip to Memorial Union Terrace. On the next day, admire all the interesting features of Rotary Botanical Gardens, then admire the landmark architecture of The House on the Rock, then admire the striking features of Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center , and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Lakefront Brewery.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Madison trip planning website .

Toledo to Madison is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Toledo to Madison is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Toledo in December, expect Madison to be slightly colder, temps between 0°C and -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Madison

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Spring Green, Lakefront Brewery, Rotary Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Wisconsin State Capitol ©
Wisconsin State Capitol
Olbrich Botanical Gardens ©
Olbrich Botanical Gardens

3
nights
Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the world behind art at Milwaukee Art Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of St. Josaphat, then see the interesting displays at Harley-Davidson Museum, and finally get answers to all your questions at Visitor Center, History Museum, and General Store. On your second day here, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Milwaukee County Zoo, examine the collection at Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, then get a new perspective on nature at Milwaukee Public Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Mitchell Gallery of Flight.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Milwaukee trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Madison to Milwaukee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Milwaukee are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

The Cedarburg Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Harley-Davidson Museum ©
Harley-Davidson Museum
Milwaukee Art Museum ©
Milwaukee Art Museum
Basilica of St. Josaphat ©
Basilica of St. Josaphat

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