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  1. Default Orlando from Central Illinois-2 day trip scenic

    Taking the family to Orlando in mid-October. Coming from around Springfield, Illinois. Taking two days to travel and looking for something a little more scenic. Will stop around 8-10 hours through. Would love to hear suggestions.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Joplin MO


    Welcome to RTA!

    It's a full 2 days drive from Springfield to Orlando via fastest Interstate routes, so you really can't get any more "scenic" than that - this would be I-24 to I-75. If you want to get off the beaten path you need to add more days.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Green County, Wisconsin


    As GLC stated, this is already a 2 day trip - that's going to take you about 9 hours on the road each day if you take the most direct freeway route that he mentioned. Don't believe online mapping programs that suggest you could make the trip in 15 hours total - as they simply don't reflect even the most minimum of stops for fuel, food, traffic, etc.

    One short scenic detour you could fit into your day would be to go through Land Between the Lakes in Kentucky and Tennessee, and then loop back to I-24. If you are looking at a different route for coming home, another option would be to use I-65 and US-231 through Alabama instead of I-75 through Georgia. That's still possible in a 2 day trip, but would have on the road for a good 10 hours each day.

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