The driving distance from Chicago, Illinois to Boston, Massachusetts is:

984 miles / 1 584 km

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Driving distance from Chicago, IL to Boston, MA

The total driving distance from Chicago, IL to Boston, MA is 984 miles or 1 584 kilometers.

Your trip begins in Chicago, Illinois. It ends in Boston, Massachusetts.

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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 Boston, MA.

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Driving from Chicago to Boston can be fun when you take a short break and visit interesting sites along the way. Toledo, Cleveland, Buffalo and Albany are the four suggested city stops.

Family with kids may like to take the safari railway at the Toledo Zoo. Check out the giraffes, zebras and over 400 exotic animals from all over the world. Admission to the Toledo Museum of Art and Glass Pavilion is free. It’s the birthplace of the Studio Glass Movement and provides daily glassblowing demonstrations and an opportunity for you to experience glassblowing firsthand.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is located in Cleveland. The museum shows the evolution of the rock and roll musical and cultural phenomenon in the United States. Michael Jackson’s sparkly glove and Janis Joplin’s psychedelic Porsche are some of the famous exhibits in the Museum.

If you are stopping in Buffalo we suggest a trip to Niagara Falls State Park. Ride the Maid of the Mist Boat, visit the Observation Tower and get to the base of the tower for a close-up view of the American Falls, and take the Niagara Scenic Trolley guided tour in the park.

Albany is the capital city of New York state. Visit the Annual Tulip Festival if you are there during Mother’s Day weekend. The city celebrates Mother’s Day and its Dutch heritage every year with live performances, tulips and great food.

Chicago, Illinois

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

Boston, Massachusetts

City: Boston
State: Massachusetts
Country: United States
Category: cities

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