10 days in Grand Rapids & Portland Itinerary

10 days in Grand Rapids & Portland Itinerary

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Grand Rapids
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Grand Rapids

— 3 nights

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.
Explore Grand Rapids' surroundings by going to Kalamazoo Valley Museum (in Kalamazoo), Oval Beach (in Saugatuck) and Gilmore Car Museum (in Hickory Corners). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, take in the pleasant sights at Rockford Dam Overlook, admire the landmark architecture of Meyer May House, and look for gifts at Horrocks Farm Market.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Grand Rapids trip itinerary maker app.

Louisville to Grand Rapids is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Louisville in January; daily highs in Grand Rapids reach 31°F and lows reach 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Portland

— 6 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach History Center and Museum, Ecola State Park, &more), Our Lady of GuadalupeTrappist Abbey (in Carlton) and McMinnville (Remy Wines & Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum). There's lots more to do: stop by Powell's City of Books, admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, hike along Forest Park, and examine the collection at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland journey planner.

Fly from Grand Rapids to Portland in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Rapids in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Portland, with highs around 51°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 38°F. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips