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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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Along the banks of the Rock River, Rockford (90 miles west of Chicago) packs in first-rate cultural attractions and a budding local-food movement.
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The journey along the Illinois River Road appeals to birders, hikers and wine-lovers.
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The Great River Road takes the name Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway between Alton and Grafton, north of St. Louis.
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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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Cowboy-themed, family-oriented Medora makes a great base for a visit to Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
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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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Twenty-five miles separate the Missouri River towns of Atchison and Leavenworth, but they're united in their quality shopping and historical attractions.

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