The driving time from New York, New York to Chicago, Illinois is:

11 hours, 47 minutes

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Driving time from New York, NY to Chicago, IL

How long is the drive from New York, NY to Chicago, IL? The total driving time is 11 hours, 47 minutes.

Your trip begins in New York, New York. It ends in Chicago, Illinois.

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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 New York, NY and Chicago, IL.

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The long drive between New York to Chicago can be fun if you break it into a few segments with a stopover in Cleveland for a night and a tour of Shipshewana IN for authentic and non-touristy Amish meal and products.

Your stop in Cleveland may include the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This I.M.Pei-designed museum has the largest collection of rock and roll artifacts including Michael Jackson’s sparkling glove and Janis Joplin’s psychedelic Porsche.

After Cleveland, check out Shipshewana IN where you will find the third largest Amish community in the United States. This town is about 3 hours 36 minutes from Cleveland, mostly driving on I-90.

Shipshewana offers buggy rides, furniture making tours, cheese making tours and over 125 Amish and country shops to visit. This is the best place to find quilts, antiques, crafts, tools and rare finds.

Stop by Ben’s Bakery for the famous Whoopie pies with fluffy vanilla frosting, Blue Gate Restaurant and Bakery for home-style Amish food and or Bread Box Bakery and Café for homemade Amish flaky crust pies and breads.

New York, New York

City: New York
State: New York
Country: United States
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Chicago, Illinois

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

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