The driving time from Chicago, Illinois to Atlanta, Georgia is:

11 hours, 11 minutes

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Driving time from Chicago, IL to Atlanta, GA

How long is the drive from Chicago, IL to Atlanta, GA? The total driving time is 11 hours, 11 minutes.

Your trip begins in Chicago, Illinois. It ends in Atlanta, Georgia.

If you're planning a road trip, you might be interested in seeing the total driving distance from Chicago, IL to Atlanta, GA.

You can also calculate the cost to drive from Chicago, IL to Atlanta, GA based on current local gas prices and an estimate of your car's best gas mileage.

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 Atlanta, GA.

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If you want to incorporate one or two stopovers on your drive from Chicago to Atlanta we suggest a stopover at Bowling Green KY. Bowling Green is 410 miles from Chicago and you will have about 311 miles to drive to Atlanta.

Bowling Green was named after the Bowling Green Square in New York City, the place where patriots pulled down a statue of King George III. It was included in Forbes’ Top 25 Places to Retire list in 2014 and 2015 and made it to National Geographic Adventure magazine as one of the Fifty Best Adventure Towns.

The National Corvette Museum is located in Bowling Green. Here you will find over 70 Corvettes in periodic settings including racing champs and rare finds. Bowling Green is about 32 miles from Kentucky’s most popular attractions, Mammoth Cave National Park.

According to Kentucky Tourism board, the park has the longest recorded cave system in the world with more than 400 miles explored and mapped. Activities at the park include cave tours, hiking, horseback riding, biking, camping, fishing and canoeing. For the ultimate experience check out their backcountry campgrounds or hotel facilities at the National Park Service website.

Chicago, Illinois

City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Country: United States
Category: cities

Atlanta, Georgia

City: Atlanta
State: Georgia
Country: United States
Category: cities

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