8 days in Milwaukee & Phoenix Itinerary

8 days in Milwaukee & Phoenix Itinerary

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Milwaukee
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Milwaukee

— 3 nights

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Bring the kids along to Basilica of St. Josaphat and Milwaukee County Zoo. Change things up with these side-trips from Milwaukee: 60 to Escape (in Gurnee), Rotary Botanical Gardens (in Janesville) and Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum (in Grayslake). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Harley-Davidson Museum, engage your brain at Discovery World, explore the world behind art at Milwaukee Art Museum, and get a new perspective on nature at Milwaukee Public Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Milwaukee online road trip planner.

Phoenix to Milwaukee is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Milwaukee. Traveling from Phoenix in December, expect Milwaukee to be colder, temps between 35°F and 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Phoenix.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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Phoenix

— 4 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Attractions like Off-Road Tours and Musical Instrument Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Phoenix: Shamrock Farms (in Stanfield), Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ (in Gilbert) and Scottsdale (McDowell Sonoran Preserve & Taliesin West). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden, see the interesting displays at Scottsdale Model Railroad Historical Society, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, and get to know the resident critters at Phoenix Zoo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Phoenix road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Milwaukee to Phoenix takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Milwaukee in December, things will get much warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 68°F and lows about 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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