The driving time from Chicago, Illinois to New Orleans, Louisiana is:

14 hours, 15 minutes

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Driving time from Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA

How long is the drive from Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA? The total driving time is 14 hours, 15 minutes.

Your trip begins in Chicago, Illinois. It ends in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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New Orleans’ French Quarter is the cultural hub and the oldest neighborhood in the city. According to, its architecture is a blend of Spanish, French, Creole and American styles. Some of these buildings, depending on the time they were built have a combination of walled courtyards, cast iron balconies, stoops and porches.

You can visit the Gallier House, one of the most famous historic homes in French Quarter New Orleans built in the mid-1800s, which was built and is owned by the Gallier family. Mr. James Gallier and his son James Jr. were well-known architects in New Orleans during that period. Visitors can see the unique French Quarters’ wrought-iron arches, ornate iron latticework, windows with shutters and French doors on street level that open into the house.

The house has a restored slave quarter apartment, garden and a carriageway.

Victorian furnishings are found throughout the house and family photos are hung on walls and if you visit during Christmas season the house is decorated with traditional 19th century Creole Christmas decorations.

Gallier House is located at 1132 Royal St. New Orleans. It is open from Monday to Friday (10 am to 3 pm), Saturday (12 – 4 pm) and guided tours are available a few times a day.

Chicago, Illinois

City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Country: United States
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New Orleans, Louisiana

City: New Orleans
State: Louisiana
Country: United States
Category: cities

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