11 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

11 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Wisconsin holiday planner
Make it your trip
— 3 nights
Green Bay
— 3 nights
Fish Creek
— 2 nights
— 2 nights


Madison — 3 nights

The City of Four Lakes

Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
Explore Madison's surroundings by going to Zipline (in Wisconsin Dells), Baraboo (Mirror Lake State Park & Devil's Lake State Park) and Spring Green (Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center , Wilson Creek Pottery, &more). There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Wisconsin State Capitol, take in nature's colorful creations at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, make a trip to Capitol Square, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Forest Hill Cemetery.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Madison itinerary planner.

Chicago to Madison is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Chicago in October since evenings lows in Madison dip to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Green Bay.
Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Zoos & Aquariums
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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.
Explore Green Bay's surroundings by going to Whistling Straits Golf Course - Straits and Irish (in Kohler), Bookworm Gardens (in Sheboygan) and Sturgeon Bay (The Farm, Cave Point County Park, &more). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame and walk around Fonferek Glen County Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Green Bay online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Madison to Green Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Fish Creek.
Museums · Parks · Golf · Outdoors
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Fish Creek — 2 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. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Alexander Noble House Museum, enjoy the sea views from Cana Island Lighthouse, learn about winemaking at Stone's Throw Winery, then view the masterpieces at Off The Wheel Pottery, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Peninsula State Park. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Edgewood Orchard Galleries, stop by Wood Orchard, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally don't miss a visit to Holy Transfiguration Chapel and Woods.

For reviews and tourist information, use the Fish Creek online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Green Bay to Fish Creek takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Fish Creek are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Milwaukee.
Shopping · Museums · Parks · Tours
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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Milwaukee Art Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of St. Josaphat, then examine the collection at Harley-Davidson Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Frank Lloyd Wright American System-Built Homes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Milwaukee County Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Boerner Botanical Gardens, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lakefront Brewery.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Milwaukee trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Fish Creek to Milwaukee by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. October in Milwaukee sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive back home.
Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Zoos & Aquariums
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Wisconsin travel guide

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.