9 days in Illinois, Saint Joseph & New Era Itinerary

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— 3 nights
Saint Joseph
— 2 nights
New Era
— 1 night
Drive to General Mitchell International Airport, Fly to Ben Gurion International Airport, Drive to Jerusalem


Chicago — 3 nights

Windy City

Chicago is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, stroll around Millennium Park, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Chicago trip maker app.

Jerusalem, Israel to Chicago is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Jerusalem in August, things will get little chillier in Chicago: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Saint Joseph.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Saint Joseph — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): have fun and explore at Curious Kids' Museum, then kick back and relax at Silver Beach County Park, then stroll through Whirlpool Compass Fountain, and finally get in on the family fun at Silver Beach Carousel. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Weko Beach Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Warren Dunes State Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at New Buffalo Public Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Saint Joseph online tour planner.

Drive from Chicago to Saint Joseph in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Saint Joseph is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Saint Joseph. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to New Era.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Childrens Museums
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New Era — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): experience rural life at Country Dairy, experience rural life at Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo, and then ride a horse along Stony Lake Stables. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a splash at Double JJ Resort.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our New Era tour planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Saint Joseph to New Era. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Theme Parks · Tours · Trails · Outdoors
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Illinois travel guide

Observation Decks · Parks · Art Museums
The Prairie State
The most populous state in the country's Midwest region, Illinois features a diverse landscape that includes both the enormous urban sprawl of Chicago and flat central plains, devoted almost entirely to farmland. With a great selection of things to do, Chicago is the state's centerpiece, featuring world-famous architecture and renowned museums. Farther away from this giant urban center, you can explore historical landmarks dedicated to local heroes Abraham Lincoln and Ernest Hemingway. The state also includes a prehistoric Native American site, one of only 20 World Heritage Sites in the United States, a unique feature well-worth adding to your itinerary.