5 days in West Central Michigan & Marshall Itinerary

5 days in West Central Michigan & Marshall Itinerary

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Grand Rapids
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Marshall
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Grand Rapids

— 2 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.
Visiting Blandford Nature Center and Holland State Park Beach will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Robinette's Apple Haus & Winery and Holland Museum. Explore Grand Rapids' surroundings by going to Holland (Ninth Street Christian Reformed Church & Holland Farmers Market) and Rosy Mound Natural Area (in Grand Haven). There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to White Pine Trail State Park, take in the pleasant sights at Rockford Dam Overlook, stroll around Millennium Park, and see the interesting displays at Gerald R. Ford Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Rapids trip planner.

South Bend to Grand Rapids is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in November, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Marshall.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Marshall

— 2 nights
Marshall is a town in Washington Township, Parke County, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): add some adventure to your tour with Clements Canoes Outdoor Center Canoe and Kayak Trips- Day Tours, admire the majestic nature at Shades State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Turkey Run State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Raccoon Lake State Recreation Area, then take in the history at Neet Covered Bridge, and then admire the sheer force of Lower Cataract Falls.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Marshall tour app.

Getting from Grand Rapids to Marshall by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Rapids to Marshall is minus 1 hour. November in Marshall sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marshall

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trips