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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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Enjoy 15 miles of Lake Michigan coastline at the Indiana Dunes, one hour southeast of Chicago.
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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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This scenic byway winds through central Illinois, from Ottowa to Havana, to reveal gorgeous views and interesting stops.
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The Great River Road follows the Mississippi River along Illinois’ western border. Just north of St. Louis, a trio of charming towns—Alton, Elsah and Grafton—offer great shopping and lively nightlife...
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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. Things to do in Ohio's wine country include the Bridges Driving Tour and the Grand River Canoe Livery and...
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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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