Top 15 road trips from Chicago

Chicago to Madison
starting from Chicago
36 minutes → Arlington Heights
1 hour → South Beloit
60 minutes → Lake Kegonsa State Park
21 minutes → Madison





3 hours of driving
Chicago to Indianapolis
starting from Chicago
38 minutes → Gary
1 hour → Remington
38 minutes → West Lafayette
38 minutes → Frankfort
52 minutes → Indianapolis Museum of Art
10 minutes → Indianapolis



4 hours of driving
Chicago to Wisconsin
starting from Chicago
1 hour → Mars Cheese Castle
44 minutes → Milwaukee
1 hour → Fond du Lac
1.5 hours → Wisconsin





4.5 hours of driving
Chicago to Michigan
starting from Chicago
38 minutes → Gary
1 hour → Benton Harbor
54 minutes → Holland
1.5 hours → Broomfield
42 minutes → Michigan




5 hours of driving
Chicago to Louisville
starting from Chicago
38 minutes → Gary
53 minutes → Rensselaer
54 minutes → West Lafayette
1 hour → Indianapolis
41 minutes → Taylorsville
47 minutes → Scottsburg
35 minutes → Louisville


5.5 hours of driving
Chicago to St. Louis
starting from Chicago
1 hour → Morris
55 minutes → Pontiac
46 minutes → Bloomington
1 hour → Springfield
52 minutes → Carlinville
1 hour → St. Louis



6 hours of driving
Chicago to Detroit
starting from Chicago
50 minutes → Indiana Dunes State Park
56 minutes → Saint Joseph
1 hour → Fairfield Inn Kalamazoo West
52 minutes → Marshall
57 minutes → Waterloo State Recreation Area
1.5 hours → Detroit



6 hours of driving
Chicago to Columbus
starting from Chicago
1.5 hours → Remington
1.5 hours → Indianapolis
1.5 hours → Richmond
47 minutes → Dayton
1 hour → Columbus




6 hours of driving
Chicago to Lexington
starting from Chicago
1.5 hours → Remington
1.5 hours → Indianapolis
1.5 hours → Scottsburg
2 hours → Lexington





6.5 hours of driving
Chicago to Ohio
starting from Chicago
49 minutes → Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
57 minutes → Plymouth
46 minutes → Warsaw
49 minutes → Fort Wayne
1 hour → The Grind Cafe & Coffee House
1.5 hours → Bucyrus
40 minutes → Ohio


6.5 hours of driving
Chicago to Cincinnati
starting from Chicago
38 minutes → Gary
53 minutes → Wheatfield
45 minutes → Remington
41 minutes → Triple XXX Family Restaurant
1.5 hours → Indianapolis
57 minutes → Greensburg
1 hour → Creation Museum
25 minutes → Cincinnati

6.5 hours of driving
Chicago to Cleveland
starting from Chicago
50 minutes → Indiana Dunes State Park
55 minutes → South Bend
2.5 hours → Rodeway Inn
44 minutes → Toledo
1 hour → Cedar Point
1 hour → Cleveland



7 hours of driving
Chicago to Des Moines
starting from Chicago
1.5 hours → Sycamore
1 hour → Rock Falls
1 hour → Moline
1 hour → University of Iowa
1 hour → Brooklyn
1.5 hours → Des Moines



7 hours of driving
Chicago to Nashville
starting from Chicago
2 hours → Triple XXX Family Restaurant
1.5 hours → Indianapolis
1.5 hours → Sellersburg
2 hours → Mammoth Cave National Park
1.5 hours → Nashville




8.5 hours of driving
Chicago to Minneapolis
starting from Chicago
55 minutes → The Vine - Martini & Wine Bar
1 hour → South Beloit
1 hour → Madison
1 hour → Wisconsin Dells
45 minutes → Tomah
54 minutes → Neillsville
1 hour → Eau Claire
1.5 hours → Stillwater
34 minutes → Minneapolis
9 hours of driving

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