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Chicago to La Crescent drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets

Chicago to La Crescent road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Chicago to La Crescent. If you're planning a road trip to La Crescent, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Chicago and La Crescent. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Chicago
drive for about 55 minutes

11:55 am  Algonquin
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:55 pm
drive for about 49 minutes

1:44 pm  Loves Park
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:44 pm
drive for about 1 hour

3:50 pm  Lake Kegonsa State Park
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3 hours

 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Lake Kegonsa State Park
drive for about 1 hour

12:12 pm  Wisconsin Dells
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:12 pm
drive for about 1 hour

2:13 pm  Sparta
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:13 pm
drive for about 41 minutes

3:53 pm  arrive in La Crescent

day 2 driving ≈ 3 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Chicago, Illinois.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Loves Park
Lake Kegonsa State Park
Wisconsin Dells  (11 answers)
    Noah's Ark  (3 mentions)
    questions about Wisconsin Dells:
        Best free things to do in Wisconsin Dells?

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is La Crescent, Minnesota.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

What are some things to do in La Crescent?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to La Crescent.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a La Crescent to Chicago drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Chicago to La Crescent. Or get a full Chicago to La Crescent flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Chicago well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Chicago!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 284 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 15 minutes
271 Chicago travel answers
11 Wisconsin Dells travel answers
1 La Crescent travel answer

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