9 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

9 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Wisconsin journey planner

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Milwaukee
— 1 night
Drive
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Madison
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wisconsin Dells
— 2 nights
Drive
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Green Bay
— 3 nights
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Milwaukee

— 1 night

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
On the 8th (Sat), pick up some local products at Waukesha Farmers' Market, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lakefront Brewery, then explore the world behind art at Milwaukee Art Museum, and finally take a stroll through Historic Third Ward. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Milwaukee County Zoo, then look for gifts at Wisconsin State Fair Park, and then examine the collection at Harley-Davidson Museum.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Milwaukee road trip planning app.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Milwaukee. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Madison.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of The House on the Rock, then admire the striking features of Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center , and then don't miss a visit to Memorial Union Terrace. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at Wisconsin State Capitol, then take in nature's colorful creations at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Henry Vilas Zoo, and finally look for gifts at Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Madison trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Milwaukee to Madison takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Madison, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Madison

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): make a splash at Noah's Ark Water Park and then have some family-friendly fun at Capones Old Time Pic. Studio. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wisconsin Deer Park, then 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.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Wisconsin Dells online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Madison to Wisconsin Dells takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Wisconsin Dells can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Green Bay.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Green Bay

— 3 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.
Explore Green Bay's surroundings by going to Vern's Cheese Store (in Chilton), Whistling Straits Golf Course - Straits and Irish (in Kohler) and Bookworm Gardens (in Sheboygan). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Peninsula State Park, see the interesting displays at Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame, stroll around Cave Point County Park, and find something for the whole family at Bay Beach Amusement Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Green Bay trip planning site.

Drive from Wisconsin Dells to Green Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Green Bay are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Green Bay

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.