Located between South Pennsylvania and northern Delaware, this may be the shortest drive on our list but that doesn’t mean it isn’t as spectacular as the others. Just 19 miles (30 kilometers) long, the Brandywine Valley might be a little route but the loop takes you through scenic chateau country peppered with historic summer estates, wildflower-lined narrow roads that twist and trace the Brandywine River.
If you want to extend your time on this delighted road then you can always stop at the 1,077 acre Longwood Gardens which includes an outdoor topiary, 20 indoor gardens, and spring-fed lakes. Once you’ve finished this minuscule road trip just make your way to Rte. 100 and follow the narrow road until it connects to Rte. 52 which will take you right back to square one.