4 days in Southwest Michigan Itinerary

4 days in Southwest Michigan Itinerary

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4 days in Southwest Michigan Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Marshall
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Saint Joseph
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
End: Chicago

1
night
Marshall

Marshall ©
Marshall is a city in the U.S. On the 5th (Mon), admire the local landmark of Brooks Memorial Fountain and then walk around Historic Bridge Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): look for gifts at Confections with Convictions, then see the interesting displays at Gilmore Car Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at W. K. Kellogg Manor House, and finally relax in the rural setting at MOO-ville Creamery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Marshall route planning website .

Chicago to Marshall is an approximately 3-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in August, plan for little chillier nights in Marshall, with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Saint Joseph.

Things to do in Marshall

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hickory Corners, Confections with Convictions, Historic Bridge Park, MOO-ville Creamery
Highlights from your plan
Gilmore Car Museum ©
Gilmore Car Museum
Brooks Memorial Fountain ©
Brooks Memorial Fountain
MOO-ville Creamery ©
MOO-ville Creamery

2
nights
Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph ©
St. On the 7th (Wed), kick back and relax at Silver Beach County Park, then bet on your favorite at Gingerman raceway, and then experience rural life at Shuler Dairy Farms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, look for gifts at Biddy Murphy, then stroll around Whirlpool Compass Fountain, and finally get in on the family fun at Silver Beach Carousel.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Joseph journey planner .

Traveling by car from Marshall to Saint Joseph takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Saint Joseph are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

South Haven, Shuler Dairy Farms
Highlights from your plan
Silver Beach County Park ©
Silver Beach County Park
Silver Beach Carousel ©
Silver Beach Carousel
Whirlpool Compass Fountain ©
Whirlpool Compass Fountain

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