12 days in Chicago, Kalamazoo & Grand Rapids Itinerary

12 days in Chicago, Kalamazoo & Grand Rapids Itinerary

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12 days in Chicago, Kalamazoo & Grand Rapids Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Chicago
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Kalamazoo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Grand Rapids
— 1 night
Fly:  24​h
End: Sao Paulo

7
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Do your shopping at The Magnificent Mile and American Girl Place. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Art Institute of Chicago and Ernest Hemingway Birthplace. Take a break from Chicago with a short trip to River Trail Nature Center in Northbrook, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lincoln Park Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, and don't miss a visit to Millennium Park.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Chicago trip itinerary maker site .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Chicago is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Central Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Chicago when traveling from Sao Paulo in May, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Kalamazoo.

Things to do in Chicago

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Oak Park, River Trail Nature Center, Lake Michigan
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The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

1
night
Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo ©
Kalamazoo is a city in the southwest region of the U.S. To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kalamazoo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Chicago to Kalamazoo takes 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Kalamazoo is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Kalamazoo

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Gilmore Car Museum
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Gilmore Car Museum ©
Gilmore Car Museum
Kalamazoo Nature Center ©
Kalamazoo Nature Center

1
night
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.
For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Rapids route planner .

Traveling by car from Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids takes an hour. In May in Grand Rapids, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

#Shopping

Side Trip

Cabela's
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Cabela's ©
Cabela's

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