7 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

7 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

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7 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

Start: Chicago
train:  1​h 30​min
1
Milwaukee
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Madison
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Wisconsin Dells
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Green Bay
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  3​h
End: Chicago

1
night
Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Lapham Peak, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Hill, and then admire the striking features of St. Joan of Arc Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Wind Point Lighthouse, then brush up on your military savvy at Civil War Museum, then see the interesting displays at Kenosha Public Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Historic Greendale Welcome Center.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Milwaukee trip itinerary builder .

Chicago to Milwaukee is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Milwaukee can reach 41°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Madison.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Kenosha, Holy Hill, Wind Point Lighthouse, Lapham Peak, Historic Greendale Welcome Center
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Holy Hill ©
Holy Hill
Civil War Museum ©
Civil War Museum
Kenosha Public Museum ©
Kenosha Public Museum

1
night
Madison

Madison ©
Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): examine the collection at National Mustard Museum, admire the masterpieces at Chazen Museum of Art, then examine the collection at Wisconsin Veterans Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Overture Center for the Arts.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Madison trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Milwaukee to Madison in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Madison are 42°F, while nighttime lows are 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Madison

Museums Nightlife

Side Trip

National Mustard Museum
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National Mustard Museum ©
National Mustard Museum
Chazen Museum of Art ©
Chazen Museum of Art
Wisconsin Veterans Museum ©
Wisconsin Veterans Museum

2
nights
Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Dells ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): make a trip to Carr Valley Cheese Co, look for all kinds of wild species at International Crane Foundation, then sample the fine beverages at Wollersheim Winery & Distillery, and finally identify plant and animal life at Witches Gulch. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of H.H. Bennett Studio, hit the slopes at Cascade Mountain, then get your game on at Laser Warfare, and finally see the interesting displays at Mr Marvel's Wondertorium.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Wisconsin Dells trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Madison to Wisconsin Dells takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 40°F in March, and nighttime lows around 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Green Bay.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

International Crane Foundation, Wollersheim Winery & Distillery, Cascade Mountain
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Mr Marvel's Wondertorium ©
Mr Marvel's Wondertorium
H.H. Bennett Studio ©
H.H. Bennett Studio
Cascade Mountain ©
Cascade Mountain

2
nights
Green Bay

Green Bay ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, take an in-depth tour of Wisconsin Maritime Museum, and then look for gifts at Seroogy's Chocolates. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at National Railroad Museum, then learn about winemaking at Von Stiehl Winery, then examine the collection at Door County Maritime Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Popelka Trenchard Glass.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Green Bay day trip planning site .

You can drive from Wisconsin Dells to Green Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Green Bay are 39°F, while nighttime lows are 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Green Bay

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sturgeon Bay, Von Stiehl Winery, Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Seroogy's Chocolates
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Von Stiehl Winery ©
Von Stiehl Winery
Wisconsin Maritime Museum ©
Wisconsin Maritime Museum
Popelka Trenchard Glass ©
Popelka Trenchard Glass

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