8 days in New York City & Grand Rapids Itinerary

8 days in New York City & Grand Rapids Itinerary

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New York City
— 5 nights
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Grand Rapids
— 1 day
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New York City

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Go for a jaunt from New York City to Bronx to see Bronx Zoo about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, and make a trip to Empire State Building.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read New York City driving holiday app.

Kalamazoo to New York City is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Kalamazoo in July, with lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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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.
On the 12th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Andrew.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Grand Rapids day trip planning tool.

You can fly from New York City to Grand Rapids in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in July, Grand Rapids is a bit cooler at night with lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

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