8 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

8 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Wisconsin trip itinerary planner

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Madison
— 2 nights
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Wisconsin Dells
— 3 nights
Drive
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Milwaukee
— 2 nights
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Madison: Spring Green (The House on the Rock & Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center ) and Governor Dodge State Park (in Dodgeville). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, get a sense of history and politics at Wisconsin State Capitol, make a trip to Memorial Union Terrace, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Henry Vilas Zoo.

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New York City to Madison is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in August, Madison is a bit cooler at night with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Madison

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

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.
Wisconsin Dells is known for theme parks, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cool off at Noah's Ark Water Park, find something for the whole family at Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park, get interesting insight from Tours, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Drive from Madison to Wisconsin Dells in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in August, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Milwaukee

— 2 nights

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Milwaukee Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at Harley-Davidson Museum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Lakefront Brewery. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of St. Josaphat, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Milwaukee County Zoo, and then stop by Wisconsin State Fair Park.

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Traveling by car from Wisconsin Dells to Milwaukee takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Milwaukee can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Museums · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · 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.