8 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

8 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Wisconsin trip planner

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Madison
— 1 night
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Wisconsin Dells
— 2 nights
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Wausau
— 1 night
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Green Bay
— 1 night
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Milwaukee
— 2 nights
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Madison

— 1 night

The City of Four Lakes

Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the world behind art at Chazen Museum of Art and then admire the natural beauty at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at National Mustard Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cave of the Mounds, and then get a sense of history and politics at Wisconsin State Capitol.

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Moline to Madison is an approximately 3-hour car ride. While traveling from Moline, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Madison, ranging from highs of 42°F to lows of 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Madison

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Wisconsin Dells

— 2 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.
On the 3rd (Tue), stroll through Cascade Mountain, look for all kinds of wild species at International Crane Foundation, then get your game on at Capones Old Time Pic. Studio, and finally steep yourself in history at H.H. Bennett Studio & Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Carr Valley Cheese, go for a walk through Riverwalk, then get your game on at Laser Warfare, then have some family-friendly fun at Elusive Escape Rooms, and finally find something for the whole family at Wilderness Territory.

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You can drive from Madison to Wisconsin Dells in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Wisconsin Dells are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Wausau.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Wausau

— 1 night
Wausau is a city in and the county seat of Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States. On the 5th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, stroll through Granite Peak, and then admire the majestic nature at Rib Mountain State Park.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Wausau vacation planner.

You can drive from Wisconsin Dells to Wausau in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°F, and evening lows to 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Green Bay.

Things to do in Wausau

Parks · Nature · Museums · Winter Sports

Green Bay

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Green Bay Botanical Garden, and then see the interesting displays at National Railroad Museum.

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Traveling by car from Wausau to Green Bay takes 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Green Bay can reach 39°F, while at night they dip to 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Green Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

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 7th (Sat): get curious at Discovery World, explore the world behind art at Milwaukee Art Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of St. Josaphat. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes), examine the collection at Harley-Davidson Museum, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Great Lakes Distillery, and finally test your team's savvy at Escape the Room.

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Traveling by car from Green Bay to Milwaukee takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in March, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

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.