8 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

8 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Wisconsin journey builder

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Madison
— 1 night
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Wisconsin Dells
— 4 nights
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Sheboygan
— 1 night
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Milwaukee
— 1 night
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Olbrich Botanical Gardens and then get a sense of history and politics at Wisconsin State Capitol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Henry Vilas Zoo, admire the landmark architecture of Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center , and then make a trip to Memorial Union Terrace.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Madison route maker app.

Chicago to Madison is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Chicago in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 61°F in Madison. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Madison

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Wisconsin Dells

— 4 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park and Elusive Escape Rooms. The adventure continues: make a splash at Noah's Ark Water Park, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, have some family-friendly fun at Capones Old Time Pic. Studio, and play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Wisconsin Dells trip planner.

Getting from Madison to Wisconsin Dells by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In July in Wisconsin Dells, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Sheboygan.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sheboygan

— 1 night
Sheboygan is a city in and the county seat of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, United States. On the 9th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Bookworm Gardens, then join the crowd at Road America, and then tee off at Whistling Straits Golf Course - Straits and Irish.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sheboygan trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Wisconsin Dells to Sheboygan in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Sheboygan

Parks · Outdoors · Golf

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 10th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Milwaukee Art Museum, get to know the resident critters at Milwaukee County Zoo, then make a trip to Frank Lloyd Wright American System-Built Homes, and finally see the interesting displays at Harley-Davidson Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Milwaukee travel planner.

You can drive from Sheboygan to Milwaukee in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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.