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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 Cannon River, 45 minutes south of the Twin Cities, Northfield and Faribault draw visitors with Victorian downtowns, funky boutiques, cafes, riverside bike trails and parks, and cultural...
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An appealing mix of culture and nature flow through Winona—a treasure of a city sitting on a giant Mississippi River sandbar.
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Known for iconic pottery and handcrafted boots, Red Wing’s well-preserved downtown and Mississippi River and bluffs make it one of Minnesota’s most romantic weekend getaways.
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Home to the world renowned Mayo Clinic, Rochester (population: 100,500) was providing top-notch TLC long before medical tourism became a trend. It also has hospitality down to a science, welcoming...
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Bald eagles, a beautifully crafted carousel and freshwater pearls add whimsy and character to Lake City and Wabasha, nestled along Lake Pepin where the Mississippi majestically widens.
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People arrive from around the globe to watch Decorah’s most famous residents—a pair of bald eagles nesting by the Trout Hatchery. But Decorah offers much more than these web celebrities, including a...
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Oakley, Colby and Goodland offer I-70 travelers more than just a place to gas up, eat and overnight. First-class museums, giant artwork and natural wonders make for a destination getaway.
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You don't need a student I.D. to appreciate Manhattan. Kansas State University’s vibrant hometown easily fills a weekend, but take time to explore nearby towns.
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The historic Amana Colonies await just 5 miles north of busy Interstate-80 in Iowa.
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The Black Hills’ rugged granite formations, clear streams and labyrinthine caves possess a captivating beauty. Days quickly fill with hiking, fishing, exploring Native American history and tracking...

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