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Plan Your Vacation

If you’ve come to this page, you’re probably looking for a few pointers on how to best plan your Wisconsin vacation. To make trip planning fun and easy, we’ve put together helpful travel resources, transportation options, trip ideas and more on this page.

Whether you plan on staying here for a weekend or the entire summer, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll help handle the logistics so you can spend more time enjoying your trip and the people you're sharing it with. 

Planes, Trains, Automobiles & More

Getting to Wisconsin is easy, especially since there are many transportation options available.

By plane is one way. Fly into our major airport, the Mitchell International Airport, situated near downtown Milwaukee. If you’re traveling to the Driftless Region, fly into the Dane County Regional Airport in Madison. These are just a few of the airports found in Wisconsin.

Are you coming from Chicago? Hop on the Hiawatha Amtrak service, which offers round trips to and from Milwaukee. If you need transportation to other cities, ride the Amtrak Thruway bus service, which runs between Green Bay and Milwaukee with several stops, including Appleton and Oshkosh.

A ferry is another way to get to and from Wisconsin. Hop on the Lake Express, an over two-hour trip across Lake Michigan from Muskegon, Michigan to Milwaukee. If you need to get to and from Iowa, enjoy a ride on The Pride of Cassville Car Ferry, which traverses the mighty Mississippi River to Cassville, Wisconsin several times a day.

And don't forget about our highways, including major interstates, like Interstate Highway 90, which takes motorists from Chicago to Madison and other parts of the state.

However you get to Wisconsin, a memorable experience with the family is in store. 

Make A Plan & Make It Happen

Plenty of help and advice is available for you before your arrival. Find travel guides and maps here, along with information from local and regional Chambers of Commerce. Be sure to sign up for our e-newsletters for up-to-date information on deals and our seasonal  reports.

And click here for more travel resources, including where to find visitor information centers once you arrive. These centers can offer you and your family insider information on Wisconsin attractions.

Need trip ideas? We’ve got you covered.

Spend a weekend here with the family or significant other and stay at our beautiful resorts and lakeside cabins. Make it three days to fit in more time for our top attractions, including zoos, art and entertainment venues and our state and national parks.

If you love shopping, spend a weekend finding the best deals at the outlets and specialty and antique shops in our cities and charming small towns. A wellness retreat is also a great way to enjoy Wisconsin, home to countless world-class spas and golf resorts. For more trip ideas, click here.

However long you plan to stay here and whatever the occasion is, let us help plan your vacation — one that you and your family and friends will treasure forever.