8 days in Grand Rapids & Charleston Itinerary

8 days in Grand Rapids & Charleston Itinerary

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8 days in Grand Rapids & Charleston Itinerary

Kalamazoo
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Grand Rapids
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
Charleston
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Kalamazoo

3
days
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like South Haven Lighthouses and Oval Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier and Gilmore Car Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Markin Glen County Park (in Kalamazoo) and Air Zoo (in Portage). It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Gerald R. Ford Museum and look and learn at Grand Rapids Public Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Grand Rapids holiday app .

Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In June in Grand Rapids, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

South Haven Lighthouses, Gilmore Car Museum, Air Zoo, Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier, Markin Glen County Park
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South Haven Lighthouses ©
South Haven Lighthouses
Gilmore Car Museum ©
Gilmore Car Museum
Air Zoo ©
Air Zoo

4
days
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Sheldon Church Ruins and Hunting Island Lighthouse. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fort Moultrie and McLeod Plantation Historic Site. Take a break from Charleston with a short trip to Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area in Edisto Island, about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, take in the architecture and design of College of Charleston, take a leisurely stroll along Folly Beach Fishing Pier, and stroll the grounds of Magnolia Cemetery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Charleston journey builder site .

Traveling by flight from Grand Rapids to Charleston takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Grand Rapids in June, things will get a bit warmer in Charleston: highs are around 87°F and lows about 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

#Historic Sites, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Folly Beach, Fort Moultrie, Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area, Hunting Island Lighthouse, Old Sheldon Church Ruins
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Old Sheldon Church Ruins ©
Old Sheldon Church Ruins
Fort Moultrie ©
Fort Moultrie
Hunting Island Lighthouse ©
Hunting Island Lighthouse

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