31 days in Southwest Michigan Itinerary

31 days in Southwest Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Michigan sightseeing planner

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Battle Creek
— 10 nights
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Saugatuck
— 11 nights
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New Buffalo
— 9 nights
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Battle Creek

— 10 nights
Battle Creek is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan, in northwest Calhoun County, at the confluence of the Kalamazoo and Battle Creek rivers. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Battle Creek: M Spa Salon and Day Spa (in Portage), Kalamazoo (Confections with Convictions, Kalamazoo Nature Center, &more) and Gilmore Car Museum (in Hickory Corners). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Horrock's, see the interesting displays at Air Zoo, walk around Historic Bridge Park, and sample the tasty concoctions at Bell's Comstock Brewery.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Battle Creek road trip planning site.

Chicago to Battle Creek is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Traveling from Chicago to Battle Creek, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 31°F, and evening lows to 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Saugatuck.

Things to do in Battle Creek

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Saugatuck

— 11 nights
Saugatuck is a city in Allegan County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Venture out of the city with trips to South Haven (Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum, Michigan Flywheelers Museum, &more), Allegan (Allegan Antiques Market, Dumont Lake Park, &more) and Stokes Homestead Farm Market (in Grand Junction). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Oval Beach, play a few rounds at Ravines Golf Club, make a trip to Butler Street, and do a tasting at Fenn Valley Vineyards - Saugatuck Tasting Room.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Saugatuck attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Battle Creek to Saugatuck takes 1.5 hours. January in Saugatuck sees daily highs of 32°F and lows of 20°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to New Buffalo.

Things to do in Saugatuck

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

New Buffalo

— 9 nights
New Buffalo is a city in Berrien County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Buffalo: Tree-Mendus Fruit (in Eau Claire), Saint Joseph (The Olive Cart, Silver Beach Carousel, &more) and Benton Harbor (12 Corners Vineyards & Rocky Gap County Park). There's lots more to do: try your luck at Four Winds Casino, go for a stroll along the water at Oselka Marina, admire the majestic nature at Warren Dunes State Park, and relax and rejuvenate at Evolve Spa.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the New Buffalo journey planner.

Drive from Saugatuck to New Buffalo in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Saugatuck to New Buffalo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°F, and evening lows to 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in New Buffalo

Wineries · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

Side Trips