2 days in Chicago & Grand Rapids Itinerary

2 days in Chicago & Grand Rapids Itinerary

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Chicago
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Grand Rapids
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Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate, and then walk around Millennium Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Chicago trip itinerary maker site.

New York City to Chicago is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, expect little chillier with lows of 67°F in Chicago. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park
Millennium Park
Cloud Gate
Cloud Gate

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Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids ©

Furniture City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, get to know the resident critters at Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Grand Rapids online visit planner.

Drive from Chicago to Grand Rapids in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago to Grand Rapids, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Grand Rapids, with lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park ©
Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park
Room Escape Games
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park ©
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

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