8 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

8 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Wisconsin tour planner

Make it your trip
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Milwaukee
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wisconsin Dells
— 3 nights
Drive
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Madison
— 2 nights
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Milwaukee

— 2 nights

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bookworm Gardens and Acuity Flagpole. Change things up with a short trip to Whistling Straits Golf Course - Straits and Irish in Kohler (about 1h 10 min away). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Milwaukee Art Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Lakefront Brewery, examine the collection at Harley-Davidson Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Milwaukee County Zoo.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Milwaukee road trip planning tool.

New York City to Milwaukee is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Milwaukee due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in July: high temperatures in Milwaukee hover around 80°F and lows are around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Golf

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.
Attractions like Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park and Wisconsin Deer Park make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: cool off at Noah's Ark Water Park, race across the water with a speed boat tour, have some family-friendly fun at Laser Warfare, and test your team's savvy at Elusive Escape Rooms.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Wisconsin Dells sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Milwaukee to Wisconsin Dells in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Madison.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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 31st (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of The House on the Rock, admire the landmark architecture of Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center , and then don't miss a visit to Memorial Union Terrace. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Wisconsin State Capitol and then admire the natural beauty at Olbrich Botanical Gardens.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Madison holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Wisconsin Dells to Madison takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madison

Museums · 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.