8 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

8 days in Wisconsin Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Wisconsin travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Milwaukee, Train to Wisconsin Dells
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Wisconsin Dells
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fish Creek
— 3 nights
Drive
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Milwaukee
— 2 nights
Fly

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Wisconsin Dells

— 2 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Tommy Bartlett Exploratory and Wilderness Territory. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Riverwalk and Museum of Historic Torture Devices. And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Country Bumpkin Farm Market, take an in-depth tour of H.H. Bennett Studio & Museum, let little ones run wild at MagiQuest, and see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It or Not Wisconsin Dells.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Wisconsin Dells trip planner.

New York City to Wisconsin Dells is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in August: high temperatures in Wisconsin Dells hover around 79°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Fish Creek.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Fish Creek

— 3 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. Attractions like The Ridges Sanctuary and Door County Creamery make great kid-friendly stops. Relax by the water at Nicolet Bay Beach and Sister Bay Beach. There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Edgewood Orchard Galleries, stroll around Waterfront Park, and hike along Eagle Trail.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Fish Creek trip planner.

Getting from Wisconsin Dells to Fish Creek by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. In August in Fish Creek, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Fish Creek

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches

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 13th (Fri): stroll through North Beach Park and then visit a coastal fixture at Wind Point Lighthouse. On your second day here, stop by Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lapham Peak, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Hill.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Milwaukee trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fish Creek to Milwaukee takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Fish Creek in August, Milwaukee is a bit warmer at night with lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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.