Two-day Itineraries | Midwest Living

Two-day Itineraries

Explore the Midwest with the help of our two-day itineraries, ideal for a weekend or overnight getaway. Find itineraries for big cities, small towns and scenic drives in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Ohio, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota.

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The “Waterpark Capital of the World” ranks as one of the most kid-friendly vacation spots in the Heartland with more go-carts and family activities than you can cover in a weekend.
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The state capital tempts with locavore eateries, outdoor rec, museums—and Badger fandom.
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Rapid City and the Badlands (75 miles apart on Interstate-90) combine for a great list of must-do stops.
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Covered bridges and lush farmland give way to bountiful vineyards south of Lake Erie.
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The Queen City’s crown jewels include pro sports, a bounty of great museums and a standout zoo.
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The Little Missouri River, Theodore Roosevelt National Park and cowboy-themed, squeaky-clean Medora Musical promise plenty of fun.
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This reservoir in central Missouri has a rep as a full-throttle boating vacation destination.
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Lakeside family fun defines Brainerd Lakes, 130 miles north of the Twin Cities.
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The other “twin,” Saint Paul’s energetic neighborhoods give Minnesota's state capital a personality all its own.
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The three largest Great Lakes (Huron, Michigan and Superior) lap against the shores of the upper arm of Michigan, where beauty and bounty feel timeless.

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