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Chicago to Louisville drive

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  Chicago
 Gary
 Wheatfield (Indiana)
 Remington
 Crawfordsville
 Indianapolis
 Taylorsville (Indiana)
 Scottsburg
   Louisville 
driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Chicago to Louisville road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Chicago to Louisville. If you're planning a road trip to Louisville, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Chicago and Louisville. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Chicago and Louisville. 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 38 minutes

10:38 am  Gary
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:38 am
drive for about 48 minutes

12:26 pm  Wheatfield (Indiana)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:26 pm
drive for about 46 minutes

2:12 pm  Remington
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:12 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:23 pm  Crawfordsville
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Crawfordsville
drive for about 53 minutes

11:53 am  Indianapolis
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:53 pm
drive for about 41 minutes

1:34 pm  Taylorsville (Indiana)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:34 pm
drive for about 47 minutes

3:21 pm  Scottsburg
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:21 pm
drive for about 35 minutes

4:56 pm  arrive in Louisville
stay at 21C Museum Hotel

day 2 driving ≈ 3 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Gary  (3 answers)

Wheatfield (Indiana)

Remington

Crawfordsville

Indianapolis  (37 answers)
    Indianapolis Museum of Art  (4 mentions)
    Indianapolis Zoo  (2 mentions)
    questions about Indianapolis:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Indianapolis?
        Awesome food trucks?
        Your Favorite Holiday Events in Indianapolis
        Best free things to do in Indianapolis?

Taylorsville (Indiana)

Scottsburg


Where's the best place to stay in Louisville?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Louisville.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out 21C Museum Hotel, which was mentioned 3 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

The Brown Hotel  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in Louisville? Click the blue button below.




Where's the best place to eat in Louisville?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Seviche, A Latin Restaurant, which was mentioned 3 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Basa Restaurant  (3 mentions)
Milkwood Restaurant  (2 mentions)
Jeff Ruby's Louisville  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Louisville? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in Louisville?

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

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Churchill Downs  (2 mentions)
Muhammad Ali Center  (2 mentions)
Fourth Street Live!  (2 mentions)

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 Louisville. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Louisville?  (9 answers)

profile  Nicole from asked:
Any cool things to do/places to eat in Louisville?  (6 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Louisville for a first time visitor?  (5 answers)

profile  Sasha from Houston asked:
Hotels to stay at during the Kentucky Derby?  (2 answers)

profile  Angi from Logansport, Indiana asked:
Has anyone been to Butchertown Market?  (1 answer)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Louisville.




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 Louisville to Chicago drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Chicago? Try searching for places within 4.5 hours of Chicago.

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





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 298 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 35 minutes
Louisville is 1 hour ahead of Chicago
306 Chicago travel answers
3 Gary travel answers
1 Crawfordsville travel answer
37 Indianapolis travel answers
47 Louisville travel answers





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