From scenic overlooks to scenic drives, from natural wonders to manmade wonders, the Prairie State has plenty of breathtaking places to explore. If you take our scenic road trip in Illinois, you will get to see some of the most beautiful spots around the state.

This road trip is 418 miles and just over eight hours of drive time, so it’s best to do this over the course of two or three days, perfect for a long weekend getaway! Feel free to use our interactive map as your guide and add any stops you want to make along the way.


Are you ready for a scenic road trip in Illinois? What places do you believe to be the most beautiful around the state? Let us know in the comments.

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