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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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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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Old West spirit meets urban energy in Wichita, where travelers find contemporary fine arts and a restored Old Town.
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Generations of families have made northwest Iowa’s chain of five glacial lakes their summer destination. Around Okoboji, you’ll find nostalgia in the waterfront amusement park Arnolds Park, hours of...
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The state’s capital city, Des Moines has evolved into a sophisticated weekend destination with reasonable prices. Parks and trails round out boutique shops and independent gastronomy gems.
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If learning about architecture (and staying in gorgeous hotels) sounds like a perfect getaway, then Columbus stands ready to wow you. The town is filled with more than 70 buildings created by famed...
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American history unfolds in all its retro-kitsch glory on this journey that starts in Chicago and runs southwest through the state to St. Louis and on to California. Unplug from the modern everyday...
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Head to northeast Kansas, where cute shops, cozy B&Bs, ghostly tales and the legacy of Amelia Earhart breathe energy into historical streets.
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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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