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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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Beyond having one of the nation’s most famous zoos, Nebraska’s largest city blends independent shops, artfully landscaped parks and world-class dining into a lively downtown, just minutes from the...
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Indianapolis’ museums, parks and restaurants balance big-city culture with little-tyke appeal. Interactive exhibits at the Indiana State Museum, lawn seats with run-around space at baseball stadium...
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With a superb art museum, a monument to rock ’n’ roll, a gorgeous national park and a first-class orchestra, it’s difficult to deny the lure of Cleveland. Whether you’re in the mood to explore high...
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Active travelers come to Ely bearing canoe paddles and backpacks; others rest easy at plush lodges.
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Barbecue, shopping, great museums and dueling pianos make for a lively weekend in Kansas City.
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One Chicago CityPass ($96) grants holders access to up to five attractions in addition to sweet perks (go ahead, skip the line). Interested? Here’s how we’d make the most of a weekend in Chicago with...
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Founded in 1867 as a railroad stop near a frontier fort, Hays, an I-70 community of 20,000, tempts with a mix of specialty shops, restaurants, historic attractions and a top-notch museum.
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There is no shortage of great dining, shopping, art and entertainment in Kansas City and the metro area. Nearby Lawrence, KU’s home, entices with its lively arts and food scene.
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Famous pottery, a cozy bed-and-breakfast and outdoor rec draw visitors to Lake Mills, Wisconsin, 40 minutes east of Madison.
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In spring, birding and antiquing draw visitors to Kearney and Grand Island.

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