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Columbus to Grand Rapids drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Columbus to Grand Rapids road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Columbus to Grand Rapids. If you're planning a road trip to Grand Rapids, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Columbus
drive for about 48 minutes

11:48 am  Mount Gilead
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:48 pm
drive for about 44 minutes

1:32 pm  Upper Sandusky
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:32 pm
drive for about 60 minutes

3:32 pm  Bowling Green (Ohio)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 2.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Bowling Green (Ohio)
drive for about 1 hour

11:11 am  Ann Arbor
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:11 pm
drive for about 1 hour

1:20 pm  East Lansing
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:20 pm
drive for about 49 minutes

3:09 pm  Ionia
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:09 pm
drive for about 45 minutes

4:54 pm  arrive in Grand Rapids

day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Mount Gilead

Upper Sandusky

Bowling Green (Ohio)

Ann Arbor  (12 answers)
    Zingerman's Delicatessen  (3 mentions)
    questions about Ann Arbor:
        What's the best neighborhood in Ann Arbor for a first time visitor?
        Ann Arbor: reccomended activities

East Lansing  (2 answers)
    restaurants around East Lansing:
        Zaytoon Mediterranean Grill
    questions about East Lansing:
        Are there Asian grocery stores in East Lansing?


What are some things to do in Grand Rapids?

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 Trippy:

Founders Brewing Co.  (3 mentions)

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 Grand Rapids. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Grand Rapids?  (10 answers)

profile  Christine from Dover (Delaware) asked:
What to do in Grand Rapids Michigan?  (7 answers)

profile  Ryan from Canmore asked:
Best Activities in Grand Rapids?  (3 answers)

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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 Grand Rapids to Columbus drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Columbus? Try searching for places within 5 hours of Columbus.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Columbus to Grand Rapids. Or get a full Columbus to Grand Rapids 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 Columbus well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Columbus!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 323 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 57 minutes
39 Columbus travel answers
1 Bowling Green (Ohio) travel answer
12 Ann Arbor travel answers
2 East Lansing travel answers
11 Grand Rapids travel answers


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