5 days in Southwest Michigan Itinerary

5 days in Southwest Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Michigan route planner
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New Buffalo
— 1 night
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Kalamazoo
— 1 night
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Saugatuck
— 2 nights
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New Buffalo — 1 night

New Buffalo is a city in Berrien County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 17th (Wed), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then immerse yourself in nature at Warren Dunes State Park, and then try your luck at Four Winds Casino. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Krasl Art Center, get in on the family fun at Silver Beach Carousel, and then stroll around Silver Beach County Park.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New Buffalo travel itinerary planner.

Chicago to New Buffalo is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. Traveling from Chicago in May, New Buffalo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kalamazoo.
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Kalamazoo — 1 night

Kalamazoo is a city in the southwest region of the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 19th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, examine the collection at Air Zoo, and then see the interesting displays at Gilmore Car Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Kalamazoo trip itinerary website.

You can drive from New Buffalo to Kalamazoo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Buffalo to Kalamazoo due to the time zone difference. In May in Kalamazoo, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Saugatuck.
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Saugatuck — 2 nights

Saugatuck is a city in Allegan County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the activities along Kalamazoo River, then enjoy the sand and surf at Oval Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Butler Street. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Outdoor Activities, then enjoy the sea views from South Haven Lighthouses, and then walk around Wicks Park.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Saugatuck day trip site.

Traveling by car from Kalamazoo to Saugatuck takes 1.5 hours. May in Saugatuck sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive back home.
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