3 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

3 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Wisconsin vacation planner
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Madison
— 1 night
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Milwaukee
— 1 night
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes High Noon Saloon as well as Ivory Room Piano Bar. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): get a taste of local nightlife at High Noon Saloon, admire the landmark architecture of Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center , then look for all kinds of wild species at University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum, then admire the masterpieces at Chazen Museum of Art, and finally raise your glass at Ivory Room Piano Bar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Wisconsin State Capitol, admire the natural beauty at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, and then get to know the resident critters at Henry Vilas Zoo.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Madison travel planning tool.

Indianapolis to Madison is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Indianapolis to Madison, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Indianapolis in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 48°F in Madison. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Milwaukee.
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Milwaukee — 1 night

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
You've added Milwaukee Food & City Tours, Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes), Bryant's Cocktail Lounge, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 21st (Sun), go sightseeing with Milwaukee Food & City Tours, get a taste of local nightlife at Estabrook Beer Garden, get a taste of local nightlife at Bryant's Cocktail Lounge, then take in nature's colorful creations at Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes), then admire the masterpieces at Milwaukee Art Museum, and finally examine the collection at Harley-Davidson Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Milwaukee sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Madison to Milwaukee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Milwaukee sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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Wisconsin travel guide

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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.
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