9 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

9 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Wisconsin trip planner

Make it your trip
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Madison
— 1 night
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Wisconsin Dells
— 1 night
Drive
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Green Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fish Creek
— 1 night
Drive
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Milwaukee
— 2 nights
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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.
On the 12th (Sat), ponder the world of politics at Wisconsin State Capitol, admire the natural beauty at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, and then make a trip to Memorial Union Terrace. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Wilson Creek Pottery, then admire the striking features of Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center , and then browse the exhibits of The House on the Rock.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Madison travel itinerary planner.

Denver to Madison is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Denver to Madison. In September, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Madison

Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Wisconsin Dells

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then identify plant and animal life at Lost Canyon Tours, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wisconsin Deer Park, and finally admire the majestic nature at Devil's Lake State Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Wisconsin Dells trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Madison to Wisconsin Dells in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Green Bay.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Green Bay side-trips: Wisconsin Maritime Museum (in Manitowoc) and Mariners Trail & Rawley Point Bike Trails (in Two Rivers). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame, look for all kinds of wild species at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at Green Bay Botanical Garden, and get in on the family fun at Bay Beach Amusement Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Green Bay trip builder tool.

You can drive from Wisconsin Dells to Green Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Green Bay, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fish Creek.

Things to do in Green Bay

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Fish Creek

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): look for gifts at Wood Orchard, admire the majestic nature at Peninsula State Park, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally learn about winemaking at Island Orchard Cider.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Fish Creek trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Green Bay to Fish Creek in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, daily temperatures in Fish Creek can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Fish Creek

Nature · Tours · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

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 19th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with The Pink Llama Gallery, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Milwaukee County Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Harley-Davidson Museum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Lakefront Brewery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Milwaukee itinerary planning website.

Getting from Fish Creek to Milwaukee by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Fish Creek in September, Milwaukee is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 58°F. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

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.