Fall Colors Trip Planner
Discover the best places to find stunning fall foliage throughout Illinois. This interactive trip planner will show you the best times to discover photo-worthy fall spots for an unforgettable fall getaway. There's something truly special about witnessing the changing leaves and Illinois is one of the best states to enjoy this vibrant natural display. For regular updates throughout the season, view our fall color report page.
Use our fall color tracker to help select the best time to see the changing colors all over Illinois this season. Simply use the slider to move through the fall months of September, October, and Novemeber. As you do, you'll see the colors change on the map below, indicating the start of fall foliage right through to the peak and end of the shifting colors.
The leaf indicators include fun fall trip ideas that will help you make the most of this spectacular fall color display.
The official Illinois Fall Colors Trip Planner, powered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.