23 days in Seattle & Southwest Michigan Itinerary

23 days in Seattle & Southwest Michigan Itinerary

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Seattle
— 11 nights
Fly to Chicago Midway International Airport, Drive to New Buffalo
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New Buffalo
— 3 nights
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Saugatuck
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kalamazoo
— 4 nights
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Seattle

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Kirkland (ILovekickboxing & O. O. Denny Park), Tacoma (Tacoma Chinese Reconciliation Park, Museum of Glass, &more) and Everett Silvertips (in Everett). Dedicate the 8th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls, get the adrenaline pumping with Skydive Snohomish, and hike along Kalaloch Beach Trail 4.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary website.

Detroit to Seattle is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In September in Seattle, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 56°F at night. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Buffalo.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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New Buffalo

New Buffalo is a city in Berrien County in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting New Buffalo side-trips: Saint Joseph (Fishing Charters & Tours, Silver Beach Carousel, &more), Buchanan (RedBud Motocross & Hickory Creek Winery) and Tree-Mendus Fruit (in Eau Claire). And it doesn't end there: walk around Galien River County Park, experience rural life at Shuler Dairy Farms, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the New Buffalo trip itinerary maker site.

Explore your travel options from Seattle to New Buffalo with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in New Buffalo can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Saugatuck.

Things to do in New Buffalo

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Saugatuck

Saugatuck is a city in Allegan County in the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to South Haven (Gingerman raceway & Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum). There's lots more to do: do some rugged touring at Saugatuck Dune Rides, enjoy the sand and surf at North Beach, enjoy the sea views from South Haven Lighthouses, and relax in the rural setting at Blue Star Farms.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Saugatuck trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from New Buffalo to Saugatuck in 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Saugatuck are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kalamazoo.

Things to do in Saugatuck

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Nature

Side Trips

4
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Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo is a city in the southwest region of the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Marshall (Honolulu House, Brooks Memorial Fountain, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Gilmore Car Museum, identify plant and animal life at Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kalamazoo Farmers Market, and do a tasting at Cody Kresta Vineyard & Winery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kalamazoo trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Saugatuck to Kalamazoo by car takes about 1.5 hours. September in Kalamazoo sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kalamazoo

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips