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Grand Rapids to Chicago drive in an RV

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  Grand Rapids
 Holland (Michigan)
 South Haven
 Saint Joseph (Michigan)
 Indiana Dunes State Park (Dunes Nature Preserve)
 Shedd Aquarium
driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   RV


RV campgrounds from Grand Rapids to Chicago

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Here's a sample itinerary for a camping drive from Grand Rapids to Chicago in your RV. If you're planning a road trip to Chicago, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best RV parks, campgrounds, hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and AllStays. Scroll down to see all the RV campgrounds along the way.

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10:00 am  start in Grand Rapids
drive for about 34 minutes

10:34 am  Holland (Michigan)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:34 am
drive for about 33 minutes

12:07 pm  South Haven
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:07 pm
drive for about 30 minutes

1:37 pm  Saint Joseph (Michigan)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:37 pm
drive for about 56 minutes

3:33 pm  Indiana Dunes State Park (Dunes Nature Preserve)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:33 pm
drive for about 48 minutes

5:22 pm  Shedd Aquarium
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:22 pm
drive for about 5 minutes

6:27 pm  arrive in Chicago
eat at Kasey’s Tavern
stay at Wyndham Blake Chicago

driving ≈ 3.5 hours

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What are RV campgrounds along the way?

Holland (Michigan)  (7 answers)
    Ottawa County Fairgrounds  (1 mention)
    Dutch Treat Camping and Recreation  (1 mention)
    Drews Country Camping  (1 mention)
    Oak Grove Campground Resort  (1 mention)
    Lake Macatawa - Holland State Park  (1 mention)
    Beach - Holland State Park  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Holland (Michigan):
        The Hungry Dutchman Cafe
    hotels around Holland (Michigan):
        CityFlats Hotel
        Knights Inn Holland
        Days Inn Holland (Michigan)
        Microtel Inn & Suites Holland
        Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Holland

South Haven  (7 answers)
    Kal-Haven RV Park Campground  (1 mention)
    Cousins Campground  (1 mention)
    Sunny Brook RV Resort  (1 mention)
    Kal-Haven Outpost  (1 mention)
    Van Buren State Park  (1 mention)
    Yogi Bear Jellystone Park South Haven  (1 mention)
    Covert Park Beach and Campground  (1 mention)
    hotels around South Haven:
        Covert Park Beach & Campground

Saint Joseph (Michigan)  (2 answers)
    Eden Springs Park at the House of David  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Saint Joseph (Michigan):
        Caffe Tosi
        Mason Jar Cafe
    hotels around Saint Joseph (Michigan):
        Silver Beach Hotel Saint Joseph (Michigan)
        Howard Johnson Benton Harbor
        Economy Inn Benton Harbor
        Super 8 Stevensville
        Loyalty Inn Benton Harbor
        House of David Travel Trailer Park

Indiana Dunes State Park (Dunes Nature Preserve)  (4 mentions)
    Indiana Dunes State Park  (1 mention)
    Dunewood - Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore  (1 mention)
    Sand Creek Campground  (1 mention)
    Michigan City Campground  (1 mention)
    Blue Chip Casino  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Indiana Dunes State Park (Dunes Nature Preserve):
        Bartlett’s Gourmet Grill and Tavern
    hotels around Indiana Dunes State Park (Dunes Nature Preserve):
        Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore - Dunewood Campground
        WaterBird Lakeside Inn
        Econo Lodge Chesterton
        Super 8 Chesterton

Shedd Aquarium  (54 mentions)
    McCormick Place Truck Marshalling Yard  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Shedd Aquarium:
        Kasey’s Tavern
    hotels around Shedd Aquarium:
        Hilton Chicago
        The Blackstone

Where's the best place to stay in Chicago?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Chicago.

You can also see most people recommend as the best amount of time to visit. Find out how many days in Chicago to stay.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Wyndham Blake Chicago.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

The Blackstone  (1 mention)

Want to research more popular hotels in Chicago? Click the blue button below.

Where's the best place to eat in Chicago?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

GoPetFriendly suggests Kasey’s Tavern.

Want to research more popular restaurants in Chicago? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Chicago?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on AllStays:

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Chicago. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Chicago?  (34 answers)

profile  Sunil from Mountain View asked:
Best Chicago pizza?  (18 answers)

profile  Blair from Halifax asked:
What to do in one weekend in Chicago?  (14 answers)

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airport transportation  (14 answers)

profile  Joanne from Florida asked:
Chicago - Should we rent a car or no?  (12 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Chicago.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Chicago to Grand Rapids drive in an RV, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Grand Rapids? Try searching for places within 3 hours of Grand Rapids.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Grand Rapids to Chicago. Or get a full Grand Rapids to Chicago flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Grand Rapids well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Grand Rapids!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 176 miles
driving time of 2 hours, 47 minutes
Chicago is 1 hour behind Grand Rapids
11 Grand Rapids travel answers
7 Holland (Michigan) travel answers
7 South Haven travel answers
2 Saint Joseph (Michigan) travel answers
309 Chicago travel answers


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