8 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

8 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

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Madison
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Bayfield
— 1 night
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Wisconsin Dells
— 2 nights
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Green Bay
— 2 nights
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Madison

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), get to know the resident critters at Henry Vilas Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Wisconsin State Capitol, then admire the natural beauty at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, then stop by Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier, and finally make a trip to Memorial Union Terrace.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Madison travel tool.

Decatur to Madison is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In July, daytime highs in Madison are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Bayfield.

Things to do in Madison

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

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Bayfield

Bayfield is a city in Bayfield County, Wisconsin, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Ice Caves, then explore the fascinating underground world of Meyers Beach Sea Caves, and then immerse yourself in nature at Copper Falls State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bayfield road trip planner.

Getting from Madison to Bayfield by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Madison in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 54°F in Bayfield. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Bayfield

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Wisconsin Dells

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 4th (Tue), walk around Wisconsin Deer Park, make a splash at Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. On your second day here, make a splash at Noah's Ark Water Park and then get your game on at Capones Old Time Pic. Studio.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Wisconsin Dells trip planner.

Getting from Bayfield to Wisconsin Dells by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Wisconsin Dells sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Green Bay.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Theme Parks · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

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Green Bay

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 6th (Thu), stroll around Fonferek Glen County Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Green Bay Botanical Garden, then identify plant and animal life at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally find something for the whole family at Bay Beach Amusement Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Green Bay attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Wisconsin Dells to Green Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. August in Green Bay sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 58°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Green Bay

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

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.