22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: North Royalton
Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
South Bend
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Saint Joseph
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
3
South Haven
— 3 nights
4
South Haven
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Saugatuck
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
7
Grand Haven
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Charlevoix
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Traverse City
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: North Royalton

3
nights
South Bend

South Bend ©
South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): sample the fine beverages at The Indiana Whiskey Company and then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Notre Dame. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market, take an in-depth tour of Studebaker National Museum, and then take in the pleasant sights at River Lights Plaza.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the South Bend vacation planning site .

North Royalton to South Bend is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In September, daytime highs in South Bend are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Joseph.

Things to do in South Bend

Museums Shopping Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market, RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Studebaker National Museum ©
Studebaker National Museum
RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum ©
RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum
Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes ©
Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes

1
day
Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph ©
St. Your list of things to see and do now includes Holland State Park Beach, Oval Beach, KJC ATV Rentals and Trails of South Haven, and other attractions. On the 10th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sacred Heart, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shrine of the Christ's Passion, get a taste of the local shopping with Box Factory for the Arts, do a tasting at Shady Creek Winery, then steep yourself in history at Honolulu House, and finally enjoy the sea views from South Haven Lighthouses.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Joseph trip planning website .

Traveling by car from South Bend to Saint Joseph takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Saint Joseph, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to South Haven.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

South Bend, Saugatuck, South Haven, Holland, Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach
Saugatuck Dune Rides ©
Saugatuck Dune Rides

3
nights
South Haven

South Haven ©
South Haven is a city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Van Buren State Park as well as Cogdal Vineyards. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): do a tasting at Cogdal Vineyards, stop by The Pink Patio, then browse the fresh offerings at Holland Farmers Market, then visit a coastal fixture at Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier, and finally see the interesting displays at Gilmore Car Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide through natural beauty at Saugatuck Dunes State Park, then learn about winemaking at Fenn Valley Vineyards, then trek along Kal Haven Trail, and finally admire the majestic nature at Van Buren State Park.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the South Haven tour planner .

South Haven is very close to Saint Joseph. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in September, and nighttime lows around 55°F. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to South Haven.

Things to do in South Haven

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Holland, The Pink Patio, Gilmore Car Museum, Fenn Valley Vineyards, Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier
Highlights from your plan
Gilmore Car Museum ©
Gilmore Car Museum
Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier ©
Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier
Fenn Valley Vineyards ©
Fenn Valley Vineyards

2
nights
South Haven

South Haven ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Van Buren State Park as well as Cogdal Vineyards. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): stop by Decadent Dogs and then admire the majestic nature at Van Buren State Park. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of The Henderson Castle, then see the interesting displays at Michigan Maritime Museum, then learn about winemaking at Cogdal Vineyards, and finally examine the collection at Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our South Haven trip site .

Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Saugatuck.

Things to do in South Haven

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Kalamazoo, Bell's Comstock Brewery, Air Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Michigan Maritime Museum ©
Michigan Maritime Museum
 Air Zoo ©
Air Zoo
Bell's Comstock Brewery ©
Bell's Comstock Brewery

3
nights
Saugatuck

Saugatuck ©
Saugatuck is a city in Allegan County in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tabor Hill Wine Port as well as Fenn Valley Vineyards - Saugatuck Tasting Room. Get a sense of the local culture at Amazwi Contemporary Art and Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Ravines Golf Club and Douglas Beach Park. Step out of Saugatuck with an excursion to W. K. Kellogg Manor House in Hickory Corners--about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Blue Star Antique Pavilion, contemplate the waterfront views at Kalamazoo River, play a few rounds at Clearbrook Golf Club, and walk around Coghlin Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Saugatuck trip itinerary planner.

Saugatuck is very close to South Haven. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Holland.

Things to do in Saugatuck

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Douglas, W. K. Kellogg Manor House, Virtue Cider
Highlights from your plan
Ravines Golf Club ©
Ravines Golf Club
W. K. Kellogg  Manor House ©
W. K. Kellogg Manor House
Amazwi Contemporary Art ©
Amazwi Contemporary Art

2
nights
Holland

Holland ©
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then pick up some local products at Bowerman Blueberries Farm Market, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mount Pisgah, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ninth Street Christian Reformed Church. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Holland Peanut Store, then kick back and relax at Laketown Beach, and then try to win big at Gun Lake Casino.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Holland trip planner .

Holland is very close to Saugatuck. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Grand Haven.

Things to do in Holland

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Gun Lake Casino
Highlights from your plan
Gun Lake Casino ©
Gun Lake Casino
Holland Peanut Store ©
Holland Peanut Store
Bowerman Blueberries Farm Market ©
Bowerman Blueberries Farm Market

2
nights
Grand Haven

Grand Haven ©
Grand Haven is a city in the U.S. You've now added The Musical Fountain to your itinerary. On the 19th (Thu), admire the local landmark of The Musical Fountain, examine the collection at USS Silversides Submarine Museum, stop by The Cheese Lady, then hike along Rosy Mound Natural Area, and finally take in the waterfront at Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Ludington State Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Grand Haven driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Saugatuck to Grand Haven takes an hour. In September in Grand Haven, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Grand Haven

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Muskegon, Ludington State Park
Highlights from your plan
Ludington State Park ©
Ludington State Park
Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier ©
Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier
USS Silversides Submarine Museum ©
USS Silversides Submarine Museum

2
nights
Charlevoix

Charlevoix ©
Charlevoix is a city in the U.S. North Point Nature Preserve has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at North Point Nature Preserve, admire the striking features of Mushroom House Tours of Charlevoix, explore the historical opulence of Castle Farms, wander the streets of Historic Gaslight District, then identify plant and animal life at Thorne Swift Nature Preserve, and finally stop by Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cross In The Woods National Shrine, then identify plant and animal life at The Oden State Fish Hatchery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Traverse Wheelway.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Charlevoix travel planner.

You can drive from Grand Haven to Charlevoix in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Haven in September, you will find days in Charlevoix are little chillier (70°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Charlevoix

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Petoskey, Thorne Swift Nature Preserve, The Oden State Fish Hatchery, Cross In The Woods National Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Little Traverse Wheelway ©
Little Traverse Wheelway
Cross In The Woods National Shrine ©
Cross In The Woods National Shrine
Castle Farms ©
Castle Farms

4
nights
Traverse City

Traverse City ©
Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Front Street are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Clinch Park and First Street Beach. Step out of Traverse City with an excursion to Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum in Northport--about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, take in the exciting artwork at Michigan Artists Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Dennos Museum Center, and examine the collection at Music House Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Traverse City trip planner .

Drive from Charlevoix to Traverse City in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Traverse City are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

First Street Beach, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum, Music House Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons ©
Mission Point Lighthouse ©
Mission Point Lighthouse

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