9 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

9 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

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Fly
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Milwaukee
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wisconsin Dells
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sister Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Washington Island
— 1 night
Drive

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Milwaukee

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Atwater Park & Beach and North Beach Park. Let the collections at Milwaukee Art Museum and Harley-Davidson Museum capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Milwaukee to Lake Geneva to see Lake Geneva Ziplines & Adventures about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Pabst Mansion, don't miss a visit to North Point Water Tower, get to know the fascinating history of Riverwalk, and get engrossed in the history at Mitchell Gallery of Flight.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Milwaukee trip itinerary planner.

Boston to Milwaukee is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Milwaukee can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

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Wisconsin Dells

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.
Family-friendly places like Noah's Ark Water Park and Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park will thrill your kids. Get outdoors at Zipline and Original Wisconsin Ducks. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at H.H. Bennett Studio & Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Capones Old Time Pic. Studio, stop by Kernel Popcorn's Factory, and play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Wisconsin Dells road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Milwaukee to Wisconsin Dells takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Wisconsin Dells are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sister Bay.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

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Sister Bay

Sister Bay is a village in Door County, Wisconsin, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): make a trip to George Burr Gallery, then enjoy the sea views from Cana Island Lighthouse, then get some thrills out on the water with Sister Bay Boat Rental, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sister Bay Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Off The Wheel Pottery, then kick back and relax at Alpine Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nicolet Bay Beach, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Peninsula State Park.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sister Bay online trip builder.

Getting from Wisconsin Dells to Sister Bay by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Washington Island.

Things to do in Sister Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

1
night
Washington Island

Washington Island is located about northeast of the tip of Door Peninsula in Door County, Wisconsin. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Schoolhouse Beach and then pause for some serene contemplation at Washington Island Stavkirke.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Washington Island online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Sister Bay to Washington Island in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sister Bay to Washington Island is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Washington Island can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Washington Island

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

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.