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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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Once nicknamed the Oil Capital of the World, Tulsa (population: 396,000) is reinventing itself as a 21st-century destination. Spend a weekend exploring art, architecture, gardens, bike trails and...
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An inventive summer-long Shakespeare festival—including created-on-the-spot plays—stars during weekends in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois.
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Enjoy boat trips, swimming, observatory tours, boutique shopping, inventive restaurants and pampering lodgings in this hamlet 80 miles northwest of Chicago’s Loop.
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A string of 1,200 garage sales transforms a scenic drive on Ohio's Lincoln Highway into a treasure hunt. Small towns, a haunted prison and great bargains await among farm-flecked landscapes.
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Explore the German heritage that small-town Hermann (population: 2,600) proudly maintains in its food, wine, beer, museums and famous wine trail.
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Family activities and fall color star in the hometown of Arbor Day founder J. Sterling Morton (population: 7,200). The best time to visit is during the fall apple harvest and specifically, if you don...
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Michigan’s Little Bavaria (94 miles north of Detroit) draws visitors with old-world atmosphere, festivals, shops and fried-chicken dinners.
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Mark Twain’s stories of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn began in this Mississippi River town.
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It’s a reasonable drive to a mild winter escape in the Texas Hill Country, where the beloved bluebonnets start blooming in March near German-settled towns full of historic sites, galleries and...
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Just an hour southeast of Chicago’s Loop, the Indiana Dunes area features wide sandy beaches, great birding and easy bike trails.

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