7 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

7 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Wisconsin visit planner

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Milwaukee
— 1 night
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Madison
— 2 nights
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Wisconsin Dells
— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Milwaukee Art Museum and then see the interesting displays at Harley-Davidson Museum. On your second day here, get a taste of the local shopping with The Pink Llama Gallery, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Milwaukee County Zoo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of St. Josaphat, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Lakefront Brewery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Milwaukee travel route planner.

Chicago to Milwaukee is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Milwaukee are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Madison.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the galleries of The House on the Rock, admire the striking features of Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center , and then make a trip to Memorial Union Terrace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at Wisconsin State Capitol, then take in nature's colorful creations at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Henry Vilas Zoo.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Madison trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Milwaukee to Madison takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Madison are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Madison

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Wisconsin Dells

— 3 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.
Wisconsin Dells is known for theme parks, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a splash at Noah's Ark Water Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll around Wisconsin Deer Park, and immerse yourself in nature at Devil's Lake State Park.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Wisconsin Dells trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Madison to Wisconsin Dells in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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.