How far is Chicago from New Orleans to drive?

I’m driving to New Orleans for the very first time, and I’m worried that it will be a long drive. How far is the drive from Chicago to New Orleans?

Rob Shapiro · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
You’ll love New Orleans! The drive from
New Orleans
typically takes over 13 hours. The best route is usually via the I-55 N and the I-57 N.
A 13-hour drive needs some planned breaks for food and to use the washroom. It’s recommended that you stop at a motel or a hotel for some rest. You should be able to find many along the way that are close to the highway. Remember, safe driving is always the top priority.
There is so much to do in New Orleans, so make sure you set aside some time for these sites and attractions:
  • The French Quarter
  • Guided tour of St. Augustine Church in Tremé
  • The National WWII Museum
And don’t forget to try some amazing Creole cuisine!
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