7 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

7 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

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— 2 nights
Wisconsin Dells
— 3 nights
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— 2 nights

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Family-friendly places like Bookworm Gardens and Milwaukee Art Museum will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milwaukee: Whistling Straits Golf Course - Straits and Irish (in Kohler) and Acuity Flagpole (in Sheboygan). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Harley-Davidson Museum, get to know the resident critters at Milwaukee County Zoo, and steep yourself in history at Pabst Mansion.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Milwaukee online journey planner.

Charlotte to Milwaukee is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Charlotte in July, things will get a bit cooler in Milwaukee: highs are around 80°F and lows about 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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.
Bring the kids along to Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park and Zipline. Step out of Wisconsin Dells to go to Spring Green and see Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center , which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: cool off at Noah's Ark Water Park, have some family-friendly fun at Capones Old Time Pic. Studio, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wisconsin Deer Park.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Wisconsin Dells online holiday maker.

You can drive from Milwaukee to Wisconsin Dells in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Wisconsin Dells can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Madison.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip


— 1 night

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 24th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, then get a sense of history and politics at Wisconsin State Capitol, and then make a trip to Memorial Union Terrace.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Madison trip maker tool.

You can drive from Wisconsin Dells to Madison in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Madison can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madison


Wisconsin travel guide

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.