8 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

8 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Wisconsin journey builder

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Green Bay
— 1 day
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Sister Bay
— 1 night
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Milwaukee
— 1 night
Drive
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Madison
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wisconsin Dells
— 3 nights
Drive

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Green Bay

— 1 day

Home of the Packers

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.
On the 28th (Fri), stop by Scray Cheese, examine the collection at Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame, then admire the natural beauty at Green Bay Botanical Garden, and finally find something for the whole family at Bay Beach Amusement Park.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Green Bay. In August, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sister Bay.

Things to do in Green Bay

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Sister Bay

— 1 night
Sister Bay is a village in Door County, Wisconsin, United States. On the 29th (Sat), visit a coastal fixture at Cana Island Lighthouse, do a tasting at Island Orchard Cider, then admire the majestic nature at Peninsula State Park, and finally zoom along the surf with Sister Bay Boat Rental.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sister Bay online trip planner.

Drive from Green Bay to Sister Bay in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Sister Bay

Transportation · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Milwaukee

— 1 night

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
On the 30th (Sun), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lakefront Brewery, admire the masterpieces at Milwaukee Art Museum, and then examine the collection at Harley-Davidson Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Milwaukee vacation planner.

Drive from Sister Bay to Milwaukee in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Sister Bay in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Milwaukee, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Madison.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of The House on the Rock, then admire the striking features of Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center , and then don't miss a visit to Memorial Union Terrace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Henry Vilas Zoo, then ponder the world of politics at Wisconsin State Capitol, then admire the natural beauty at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, and finally look for gifts at Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier.

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Drive from Milwaukee to Madison in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Madison, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Madison

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
Take a break from Wisconsin Dells with a short trip to Wisconsin Canoe Company in Spring Green, about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: cool off at Noah's Ark Water Park, go for a charming ride with Lost Canyon Tours, have some family-friendly fun at Capones Old Time Pic. Studio, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

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Getting from Madison to Wisconsin Dells by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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.