6 days in West Central Michigan Itinerary

6 days in West Central Michigan Itinerary

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6 days in West Central Michigan Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Grand Rapids
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Fort Lauderdale


Mears ©
Golden Township is a civil township of Oceana County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Lake State Park and then find something for the whole family at Michigan's Adventure.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mears attractions planner .

Fort Lauderdale to Mears is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. While traveling from Fort Lauderdale, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Mears, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Mears

Theme Parks Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access, Michigan's Adventure
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Michigan's Adventure ©
Michigan's Adventure

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.
Explore Grand Rapids' surroundings by going to Holland (Holland State Park Beach, Windmill Island Gardens, & more) and Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier (in Grand Haven). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, appreciate the history behind Leonardo da Vinci's Horse, admire the landmark architecture of Meyer May House, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Grand Rapids trip builder tool .

Getting from Mears to Grand Rapids by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Grand Rapids can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Holland, Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier
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Room Escape Games
Gerald R. Ford Museum ©
Gerald R. Ford Museum