9 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

9 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Wisconsin journey planner

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Milwaukee
— 2 nights
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Madison
— 1 night
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Wisconsin Dells
— 3 nights
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Sturgeon Bay
— 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 find plenty of places to visit near Milwaukee: Lake Geneva Ziplines & Adventures (in Lake Geneva) and Six Flags Great America (in Gurnee). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Milwaukee Art Museum, look for gifts at Indulgence Chocolatiers, meet the residents at Milwaukee County Zoo, and sample the tasty concoctions at Lakefront Brewery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Milwaukee tour itinerary planner.

Louisville to Milwaukee is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Milwaukee. In July, Milwaukee is a bit cooler than Louisville - with highs of 80°F and lows of 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Madison.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Theme Parks · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

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 19th (Mon): make a trip to Memorial Union Terrace, then ponder the world of politics at Wisconsin State Capitol, then admire the natural beauty at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, and finally look for gifts at Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Madison trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Milwaukee to Madison by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Madison

Parks · Shopping

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Wisconsin Dells: Spring Green (Wisconsin Canoe Company & Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center ). And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wisconsin Deer Park, cool off at Noah's Ark Water Park, and make a trip to Carr Valley Cheese.

Plan my trip to Wisconsin Dells with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Madison to Wisconsin Dells takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Wisconsin Dells sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sturgeon Bay.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Sturgeon Bay

— 2 nights
Sturgeon Bay is a city in and the county seat of Door County, Wisconsin, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Door County Maritime Museum, relax in the rural setting at The Farm, then stroll around Cave Point County Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Garden Door.

Before you visit Sturgeon Bay, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Wisconsin Dells to Sturgeon Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. In July in Sturgeon Bay, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sturgeon Bay

Parks · Museums

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.