9 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

9 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Wisconsin visit planner

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Fish Creek
— 3 nights
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Wisconsin Dells
— 2 nights
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Madison
— 1 night
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Milwaukee
— 2 nights
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Fish Creek

— 3 nights
Fish Creek is an unincorporated community located in Door County, Wisconsin, United States, within the town of Gibraltar and is located on Highway 42 along Green Bay.HistoryThe first settler of Fish Creek was Increase Claflin and his family circa 1844, but the village founder is considered to be entrepreneur Asa Thorp. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at J. Jeffrey Taylor and then take a memorable tour with Door County Adventure Rafting. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Harbor Ridge Winery, do a tasting at Stone's Throw Winery, then immerse yourself in nature at Peninsula State Park, and finally stroll around Sunset Beach Park.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Fish Creek trip itinerary planner.

Oshkosh to Fish Creek is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In August in Fish Creek, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Fish Creek

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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.
Take a break from Wisconsin Dells with a short trip to Wisconsin Canoe Company in Spring Green, about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a splash at Noah's Ark Water Park, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, admire the majestic nature at Devil's Lake State Park, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wisconsin Deer Park.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Wisconsin Dells road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Fish Creek to Wisconsin Dells takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Wisconsin Dells are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Madison.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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 22nd (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Henry Vilas Zoo, ponder the world of politics at Wisconsin State Capitol, then stop by Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Olbrich Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Madison route builder tool.

You can drive from Wisconsin Dells to Madison in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Madison, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Madison

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Milwaukee

— 2 nights

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Harley-Davidson Museum, get to know the resident critters at Milwaukee County Zoo, then stop by The Spice House, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Lakefront Brewery.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Milwaukee trip planner.

You can drive from Madison to Milwaukee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Milwaukee are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Parks · 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.