3 days in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo & Saint Joseph Itinerary

3 days in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo & Saint Joseph Itinerary

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Grand Rapids
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Kalamazoo
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Saint Joseph
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Grand Rapids

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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 9th (Fri): stop by Heritage Hill Historic District, examine the collection at Voigt House Victorian Museum, and then shop like a local with Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA).

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Grand Rapids road trip tool.

Rockford to Grand Rapids is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Rockford to Grand Rapids, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Grand Rapids are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Kalamazoo.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Kalamazoo

— 1 night
Kalamazoo is a city in the southwest region of the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Mountain Home Cemetery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kalamazoo trip builder website.

Getting from Grand Rapids to Kalamazoo by car takes about an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Saint Joseph.

Things to do in Kalamazoo

Historic Sites
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Saint Joseph

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St. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Weko Beach Park, then enjoy the sea views from St. Joseph Lighthouses, then examine the collection at Krasl Art Center, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Beach County Park.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Joseph trip maker app.

You can drive from Kalamazoo to Saint Joseph in an hour. In July in Saint Joseph, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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