8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday maker

Make it your trip
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Chicago
— 3 nights
Drive
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Milwaukee
— 1 night
Drive
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Wisconsin Dells
— 1 day
Drive
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Madison
— 3 nights

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Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Bring the kids along to Museum of Science and Industry and Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. And it doesn't end there: see where the action happens at Wrigley Field, learn more about the world around you at Field Museum, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, and walk around Millennium Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Chicago online trip itinerary maker.

Madison to Chicago is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Chicago are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Chicago

Childrens Museums · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

Milwaukee

— 1 night

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Milwaukee online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Chicago to Milwaukee in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Chicago, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Milwaukee, ranging from highs of 53°F to lows of 36°F. You will leave for Wisconsin Dells on the 17th (Wed).

Things to do in Milwaukee

Parks · Nightlife · Outdoors · Museums

Wisconsin Dells

— 1 day

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 17th (Wed): make a splash at Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Wisconsin Dells trip itinerary maker site.

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 April in Wisconsin Dells, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Madison.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Madison

— 3 nights

The City of Four Lakes

Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Henry Vilas Zoo and Olbrich Botanical Gardens. Venture out of the city with trips to Spring Green (The House on the Rock & Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center ) and Cave of the Mounds (in Blue Mounds). There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Wisconsin State Capitol, explore the engaging exhibits at Madison Children's Museum, look for gifts at Fromagination, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lakeshore Nature Preserve at University of Wisconsin.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Madison trip builder.

Traveling by car from Wisconsin Dells to Madison takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. April in Madison sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 35°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madison

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.