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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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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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Pro sports teams and musical and cultural icons mingle with up-and-coming businesses that feed a can-do spirit in Motor City.
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Nearby Put-in-Bay attracts bigger crowds, but Kelleys Island, the largest U.S. island in Lake Erie, has quiet appeal. Hop on the ferry in Marblehead, Ohio, for a scenic weekend of bike riding and...
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Green Bay boasts leafy outdoor spaces, great restaurants—and passion for the only fan-owned team in the NFL.
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Top-notch museums, fun and funky restaurants, and lovely gardens draw visitors to Champaign-Urbana—an especially appealing destination in summer when students clear out.
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Discover the Czech Village, Grant Wood’s art and studio, and impressive museums in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
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A Mississippi River cruise, historic hotel, and river and art museums draw visitors to Dubuque, Iowa.

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