5 days in Grand Rapids, Boston & Buffalo Itinerary

5 days in Grand Rapids, Boston & Buffalo Itinerary

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5 days in Grand Rapids, Boston & Buffalo Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo
Drive:  1​h
1
Grand Rapids
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
2
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Buffalo
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​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 28th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, then see the interesting displays at Gilmore Car Museum, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Meyer May House, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Andrew, then examine the collection at Gerald R. Ford Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Leonardo da Vinci's Horse.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Rapids online road trip planner .

Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In October, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Gilmore Car Museum
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Gilmore Car Museum ©
Gilmore Car Museum
Meyer May House ©
Meyer May House

2
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): get your bearings at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, then walk around Boston Public Garden, and then explore and take pictures at Fenway Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, walk around Boston Common, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Boston online travel route planner .

Fly from Grand Rapids to Boston in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Grand Rapids in October, Boston is a bit warmer at night with lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts

1
night
Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
On the 1st (Fri), Head underground at Cave of the Winds, then admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Victory Basilica.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Buffalo online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Boston to Buffalo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Buffalo sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Buffalo

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Cave of the Winds
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica

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