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Chicago to Jacksonville drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   3 days   /   no pets


Chicago to Jacksonville road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Chicago to Jacksonville. If you're planning a road trip to Jacksonville, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Chicago and Jacksonville. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Chicago
drive for about 3 hours

1:14 pm  Indianapolis Museum of Art
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:14 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

4:36 pm  Louisville
stay overnight at 21C Museum Hotel
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from 21C Museum Hotel
drive for about 2.5 hours

11:38 am  Nashville
eat at Bluebird Cafe
stay for about 3.5 hours and leave at 3:08 pm
drive for about 2 hours

5:17 pm  Chattanooga
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 6:17 pm
drive for about 2 hours

8:03 pm  Atlanta
stay overnight at W Atlanta - Midtown
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from W Atlanta - Midtown
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:15 am  Macon
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:15 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

2:39 pm  Valdosta
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:39 pm
drive for about 2 hours

5:34 pm  arrive in Jacksonville

day 3 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Chicago, Illinois.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.



How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.



Where should I stop along the way?

Indianapolis Museum of Art  (4 mentions)
Louisville  (37 answers)
    Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory  (3 mentions)
    Churchill Downs  (2 mentions)
    Muhammad Ali Center  (2 mentions)
    Fourth Street Live!  (2 mentions)
    Louisville Slugger Field  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Louisville:
        Seviche, A Latin Restaurant
        Basa Restaurant
        Milkwood Restaurant
        Jeff Ruby's Louisville
        Hyatt Regency Louisville
    hotels around Louisville:
        21C Museum Hotel
        The Galt House Hotel And Suites
        The Brown Hotel
    questions about Louisville:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Louisville?
        Any cool things to do/places to eat in Louisville?
        Want to spend our money on Bourbon, not hotels
        What's the best neighborhood in Louisville for a first time visitor?
        Hotels to stay at during the Kentucky Derby?
Nashville  (147 answers)
    Grand Ole Opry  (8 mentions)
    Country Music Hall of Fame  (6 mentions)
    Ryman Auditorium  (6 mentions)
    Centennial Park  (6 mentions)
    The Parthenon  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around Nashville:
        Bluebird Cafe
        Opryland Hotel
        Pancake Pantry
        Hattie B's Hot Chicken - 19th Ave
        Peg Leg Porker BBQ
    questions about Nashville:
        Nearby small towns or outdoor areas?
        Top of the line hotels in Nashville?
        What are some must sees in Nashville during the weekend
        Best Location to Stay
        Hotel by Airport
Chattanooga  (25 answers)
    Ruby Falls  (5 mentions)
    Rock City  (3 mentions)
    Tennessee Aquarium  (2 mentions)
    Creative Discovery Museum  (2 mentions)
    Lookout Mountain  (2 mentions)
    questions about Chattanooga:
        Activities in Chattanooga for families with active kids
        Is April 2015 a good month to visit Chattanooga?
Atlanta  (111 answers)
    Georgia Aquarium  (29 mentions)
    World of Coca-Cola  (20 mentions)
    Piedmont Park  (16 mentions)
    Midtown Atlanta  (14 mentions)
    High Museum of Art  (11 mentions)
    restaurants around Atlanta:
        The Varsity
        Mary Mac's Tea Room
        Antico Pizza Napoletana
        Empire State South
        JCT Kitchen & Bar
    hotels around Atlanta:
        W Atlanta - Midtown
        The Westin Peachtree Plaza
        Artmore Hotel
        Glenn Hotel, Autograph Collection
        The Highland Inn
    questions about Atlanta:
        Good Restaurants Unique to Atlanta?
        Great, reasonable places to eat.
        Tourist spots worth seeing in Atlanta?
        Authentic Southern Food!
        Best family activities in Atlanta?
Macon  (4 answers)
Valdosta  (4 answers)




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Jacksonville, Florida.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.



What are some things to do in Jacksonville?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Jacksonville. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Jacksonville for a first time visitor?  (3 answers)

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Jacksonville to Chicago drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Chicago to Jacksonville. Or get a full Chicago to Jacksonville flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Chicago well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Chicago!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,061 miles
driving time of 15 hours, 25 minutes
Jacksonville is 1 hour ahead of Chicago
270 Chicago travel answers
37 Louisville travel answers
147 Nashville travel answers
25 Chattanooga travel answers
111 Atlanta travel answers
4 Macon travel answers
4 Valdosta travel answers
21 Jacksonville travel answers





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