11 days in San Antonio, Chicago & Michigan Itinerary

11 days in San Antonio, Chicago & Michigan Itinerary

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11 days in San Antonio, Chicago & Michigan Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Chicago
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Saint Joseph
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Grand Rapids
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Detroit
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: San Antonio

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San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Pack the 12th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Antonio. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of The Alamo, take in the history at Mission San Jose, get in on the family fun at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Friedrich Wilderness Park.

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The Route module can give you travel options from your home to San Antonio. In June, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in San Antonio

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Nature
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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
SeaWorld San Antonio ©
SeaWorld San Antonio

3
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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, take a leisurely stroll along Navy Pier, admire the striking features of 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate.

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Traveling by flight from San Antonio to Chicago takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Antonio in June, things will get slightly colder in Chicago: highs are around 81°F and lows about 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Saint Joseph.

Things to do in Chicago

#Museums, #Childrens Museums, #Parks
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

few
hours
Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph ©
St. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Whirlpool Compass Fountain and then enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Beach County Park.

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Traveling by car from Chicago to Saint Joseph takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Saint Joseph when traveling from Chicago in June, with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Silver Beach County Park ©
Silver Beach County Park
Whirlpool Compass Fountain ©
Whirlpool Compass Fountain

1
day
Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids ©
The second largest city in Michigan and a hub of furniture manufacturing, Grand Rapids bears the nickname "Furniture City." However, the destination's original name came from the rapids of the Grand River that once ran through the downtown area.
On the 19th (Tue), look for gifts at Downtown Market, then admire the striking features of Meyer May House, then explore and take pictures at Fifth Third Ballpark, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Grand Rapids route builder tool .

You can drive from Saint Joseph to Grand Rapids in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Grand Rapids, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Detroit.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trip

Fifth Third Ballpark
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Meyer May House ©
Meyer May House
Fifth Third Ballpark ©
Fifth Third Ballpark

2
days
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, examine the collection at The Henry Ford, and then see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Detroit RiverFront, explore and take pictures at Ford Field, and then admire all the interesting features of Comerica Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Detroit trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Rapids to Detroit in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Detroit

#Museums

Side Trip

Dearborn
Highlights from your plan
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
Comerica Park ©
Comerica Park

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