9 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

9 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

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9 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

Start: Playa del Carmen
+4
Bus + Foot + Fly + Bus + Train:  12​h
1
Wisconsin Dells
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Ellison Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Milwaukee
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Playa del Carmen

2
nights
Wisconsin Dells

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 22nd (Sun): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, contemplate the long history of H.H. Bennett Studio, and then admire the striking features of Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center . Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Wollersheim Winery & Distillery, and then identify plant and animal life at International Crane Foundation.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Wisconsin Dells trip planner.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Wisconsin Dells is an approximately 12-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Playa del Carmen in September; daily highs in Wisconsin Dells reach 27°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Ellison Bay.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Outdoors Golf Adventure

Side Trips

Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center , International Crane Foundation, Wollersheim Winery & Distillery
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Zipline
Wollersheim Winery & Distillery ©
Wollersheim Winery & Distillery

2
nights
Ellison Bay

Ellison Bay ©
Ellison Bay is an unincorporated census-designated place in northern Door County, Wisconsin, United States, within the town of Liberty Grove and is located on Highway 42 along the Green Bay. On the 24th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Schoolhouse Beach, learn about winemaking at Lautenbach's Orchard Country, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cana Island Lighthouse. On the next day, get a taste of the local shopping with Francis Hardy Gallery, learn about winemaking at Stone's Throw Winery, then learn about winemaking at Door Peninsula Winery, and finally admire the majestic nature at Peninsula State Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ellison Bay online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Wisconsin Dells to Ellison Bay takes 4 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Ellison Bay can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Ellison Bay

Parks Wineries Beaches

Side Trips

Fish Creek, Door Peninsula Winery, Schoolhouse Beach, Francis Hardy Gallery, Stone's Throw Winery
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Peninsula State Park ©
Peninsula State Park
Cana Island Lighthouse ©
Cana Island Lighthouse
Lautenbach's Orchard Country ©
Lautenbach's Orchard Country

4
nights
Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Appreciate the collections at Harley-Davidson Museum and Milwaukee Art Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica of St. Josaphat and Old St. Mary's Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milwaukee: Whistling Straits Golf Course - Straits and Irish (in Kohler), Bartel's Beach (in Lake Mills) and Horicon Marsh (in Mayville). There's lots more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lakefront Brewery, contemplate the long history of Pabst Mansion, enjoy the sand and surf at Atwater Park & Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Joan of Arc Chapel.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Milwaukee trip app .

You can drive from Ellison Bay to Milwaukee in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Ellison Bay in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Milwaukee, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Horicon Marsh, The Cedarburg Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, Bartel's Beach, Atwater Park & Beach, Whistling Straits Golf Course - Straits and Irish
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Basilica of St. Josaphat ©
Basilica of St. Josaphat
Harley-Davidson Museum ©
Harley-Davidson Museum
Milwaukee Art Museum ©
Milwaukee Art Museum

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