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Detroit to Grand Rapids drive

driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

Detroit to Grand Rapids road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Detroit 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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10:00 am  start in Detroit
drive for about 43 minutes

10:43 am  Waterford (Michigan)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:43 am
drive for about 41 minutes

12:24 pm  Brighton (Michigan)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:24 pm
drive for about 47 minutes

2:11 pm  East Lansing
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:11 pm
drive for about 49 minutes

4:01 pm  Ionia
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:01 pm
drive for about 40 minutes

5:41 pm  Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:41 pm
drive for about 10 minutes

6:51 pm  arrive in Grand Rapids

driving ≈ 4 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Waterford (Michigan)  (3 answers)

Brighton (Michigan)

East Lansing  (3 answers)
    restaurants around East Lansing:
        Zaytoon Mediterranean Grill
    questions about East Lansing:
        Are there Asian grocery stores in East Lansing?


Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park  (6 mentions)

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?  (11 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)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Grand Rapids.

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 Detroit drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Detroit? Try searching for places within 2.5 hours of Detroit.

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 158 miles
driving time of 2 hours, 21 minutes
42 Detroit travel answers
3 Waterford (Michigan) travel answers
1 Brighton (Michigan) travel answer
3 East Lansing travel answers
1 Ionia travel answer
16 Grand Rapids travel answers


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