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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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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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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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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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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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