Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Grand Rapids, below is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Grand Rapids, the best time to go is June. See below for details.

Important essentials for Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Grand Rapids, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great value.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Grand Rapids.

If you go to Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

If you see Grand Rapids Public Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Grand Rapids.

What to wear/what to pack for Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America by month

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January

In January, Grand Rapids is freezing, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) and occasionally jump into the low 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C). During your visit, you can expect heavy snowfall. This is also a rainy time for Grand Rapids, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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February

In February, Grand Rapids can be extremely cold, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 30s F (single digits C) and a bit less than half of the time jump into the low 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 10s F (single digits below 0 C). During your visit, you can expect extremely heavy snowfall. This is also a rainy time for Grand Rapids, with several of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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March

In March, Grand Rapids is brisk, snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 40s F (single digits C) and 5-10 days this month jump into the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). During your visit, you can expect heavy snowfall. This is also a rainy time for Grand Rapids, with several of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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April

If you vacation in Grand Rapids during April, you are likely to notice that it is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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May

If you vacation in Grand Rapids during May, you are likely to find that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally around 50 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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June

June in this region is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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July

If you go to Grand Rapids in July, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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August

August in Grand Rapids is pretty consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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September

If you are traveling to Grand Rapids in September, you will notice that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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October

October in Grand Rapids is crisp and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about a third of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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November

In November, Grand Rapids is brisk, snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 40s F (single digits C) and regularly jump into the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits C). During your visit, you can expect several inches of snow. This is also a rainy time for Grand Rapids, with several of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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December

If you go to Grand Rapids in December, you will notice that it is frosty, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

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