6 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

6 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Wisconsin holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Milwaukee
— 1 night
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Madison
— 2 nights
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Wisconsin Dells
— 2 nights
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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 16th (Thu), get to know the resident critters at Milwaukee County Zoo, then get engrossed in the history at Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lakefront Brewery. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Milwaukee Art Museum, then wander the streets of Historic Third Ward, and then see the interesting displays at Harley-Davidson Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Milwaukee trip planner.

Appleton to Milwaukee is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In July, daily temperatures in Milwaukee can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Madison.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Wisconsin State Capitol, take in nature's colorful creations at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, and then don't miss a visit to Memorial Union Terrace. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of The House on the Rock, then admire the striking features of Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center , and then stop by Arcadia Books.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Madison itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Milwaukee to Madison takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Madison

Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): meet the residents at Wisconsin Deer Park, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then make a splash at Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): make a splash at Noah's Ark Water Park and then stop by Kernel Popcorn's Factory.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Wisconsin Dells trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Madison to Wisconsin Dells takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Wisconsin Dells are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

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.