8 days in Milwaukee & Phoenix Itinerary

8 days in Milwaukee & Phoenix Itinerary

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8 days in Milwaukee & Phoenix Itinerary

Start: Chicago
train:  1​h 30​min
1
Milwaukee
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Phoenix
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Chicago

2
nights
Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Milwaukee is known for museums, breweries, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Milwaukee Art Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lakefront Brewery, steep yourself in history at Pabst Mansion, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Milwaukee trip planning website .

Chicago to Milwaukee is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°F, and evening lows to 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Museums Tours Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Milwaukee Art Museum ©
Milwaukee Art Museum
Harley-Davidson Museum ©
Harley-Davidson Museum
Miller Park ©
Miller Park

5
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Go for a jaunt from Phoenix to Scottsdale to see Taliesin West about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, meet the residents at Phoenix Zoo, explore the galleries of Desert Botanical Garden, and take in the awesome beauty at Camelback Mountain.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Phoenix travel planner .

You can fly from Milwaukee to Phoenix in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Milwaukee to Phoenix. Traveling from Milwaukee in January, things will get much hotter in Phoenix: highs are around 68°F and lows about 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Scottsdale
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Taliesin West ©
Taliesin West
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

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