5 days in Grand Rapids & Omaha Itinerary

5 days in Grand Rapids & Omaha Itinerary

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5 days in Grand Rapids & Omaha Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Grand Rapids
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
2
Omaha
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
End: Kalamazoo

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): admire the striking features of Meyer May House, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Andrew. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Gerald R. Ford Museum, then stroll through Holland State Park Beach, and then take in the waterfront at Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Rapids trip maker app .

Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In January, plan for daily highs up to 31°F, and evening lows to 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Beaches

Side Trips

Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier, Holland State Park Beach
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Room Escape Games
Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach

3
nights
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Henry Doorly Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, and then have fun at Horseshoe Council Bluffs. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Joslyn Art Museum, then take in the views from Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, then take an in-depth tour of The Durham Museum, and finally hunt for treasures at Old Market.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Omaha route website .

Traveling by flight from Grand Rapids to Omaha takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January in Omaha, expect temperatures between 35°F during the day and 15°F at night. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Omaha

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Museums

Side Trip

Council Bluffs
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Horseshoe Council Bluffs ©
Horseshoe Council Bluffs
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo

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