8 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

8 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Wisconsin trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
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Green Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Madison
— 2 nights
Drive
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Milwaukee
— 3 nights
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Green Bay

— 2 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hearthstone Historic House Museum (in Appleton), Oshkosh (Paine Art Center and Gardens & Hughes Home Maid Chocolates) and Fish Creek (Sunset Beach Park & Peninsula State Park). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame, walk around Cave Point County Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Green Bay Botanical Garden.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Green Bay trip planner.

New York City to Green Bay is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Green Bay. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Green Bay to be a bit cooler, temps between 31°F and 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Madison.

Things to do in Green Bay

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

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.
On the 19th (Sat), indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Glarus Brewing Company, stroll through Rotary Botanical Gardens, and then don't miss a visit to Cooksville Country Store. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, ponder the world of politics at Wisconsin State Capitol, and then don't miss a visit to Memorial Union Terrace.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Madison trip planning website.

You can drive from Green Bay to Madison in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°F, and evening lows to 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Madison

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Milwaukee

— 3 nights

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Milwaukee is known for museums, breweries & distilleries, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of St. Josaphat, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Milwaukee County Zoo, admire the masterpieces at Milwaukee Art Museum, and steep yourself in history at Pabst Mansion.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Milwaukee vacation planner.

Drive from Madison to Milwaukee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°F, and evening lows to 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

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.