6 days in Grand Rapids & Frankenmuth Itinerary

6 days in Grand Rapids & Frankenmuth Itinerary

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6 days in Grand Rapids & Frankenmuth Itinerary

Start: Grand Rapids
1
Grand Rapids
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Frankenmuth
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Grand Rapids

2
nights
Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids ©
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.
Visit Meyer May House and South Haven Lighthouses for their historical value. Gerald R. Ford Museum and Cathedral of Saint Andrew are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Holland (Fishing Charters & Tours & Holland State Park Beach) and Oval Beach (in Saugatuck). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and hike along Cascade Peace Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Grand Rapids sightseeing planner .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport, MBS International Airport and South Bend Regional Airport. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Holland, Cascade Peace Park, South Haven Lighthouses, Oval Beach
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Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach

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Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth ©
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): learn about all things military at Michigan Heroes Museum, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then stop by Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, and finally browse the different shops at Frankenmuth River Place Shops. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating landscape at Zak And Macs Chocolate Haus, hike along Chippewa Nature Center, and then try your luck at Soaring Eagle Casino.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Frankenmuth online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Rapids to Frankenmuth takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Frankenmuth are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Chippewa Nature Center, Soaring Eagle Casino, Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad
Highlights from your plan
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland ©
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
Frankenmuth River Place Shops ©
Frankenmuth River Place Shops

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