The driving distance from Chicago, Illinois to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is:

761 miles / 1 225 km

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Driving distance from Chicago, IL to Philadelphia, PA

The total driving distance from Chicago, IL to Philadelphia, PA is 761 miles or 1 225 kilometers.

Your trip begins in Chicago, Illinois. It ends in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Since this is a long drive, you might want to stop halfway and stay overnight in a hotel. You can find the city that is halfway between Chicago, IL and Philadelphia, PA.

Planning to fly a plane instead? You might be more interested in calculating the straight line distance to fly from Chicago, IL to Philadelphia, PA.

Philadelphia is an important historic city in America. Founded in 1682 by William Penn, Philadelphia is also known as the birthplace of American democracy. It is a destination where visitors can see the living model of history.

Here are top 4 historic places to visit in Philadelphia:

1.Independence Hall – located on Chestnut Street, it is free to visit. Open every day except Christmas Day, Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Tours are available every 15, 20 and 30 minutes. Entrance is by tour only.

2.Liberty Bell – admission is free and visitors must go through a security screening before entering. The bell weighs 2,080 pounds.

3.The Betsy Rose House – birthplace of the American flag. There is a fee to enter. Take a self-guided tour and explore Betsy Rose’s parlor, bedroom, basement and more.

4.National Constitution Center – the only museum in America dedicated to the Constitution.

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Chicago, Illinois

City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Country: United States
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

City: Philadelphia
State: Pennsylvania
Country: United States
Category: cities

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