6 days in Michigan Itinerary

6 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Saint Joseph
— 2 nights
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Mears
— 3 nights
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Saint Joseph

— 2 nights
St. Kids will appreciate attractions like Silver Beach Carousel and Oval Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint Joseph: Binder Park Zoo (in Battle Creek), Holland (Holland State Park Beach, Tunnel Park, &more) and Kalamazoo Valley Museum (in Kalamazoo). The adventure continues: stroll through Whirlpool Compass Fountain.

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

South Bend to Saint Joseph is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mears.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Mears

— 3 nights
Golden Township is a civil township of Oceana County in the U.S. Family-friendly places like Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo and Little Sable Point Lighthouse will thrill your kids. Explore Mears' surroundings by going to Pere Marquette Park (in Muskegon) and Stearns Park (in Ludington). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access, experience rural life at Country Dairy, ride a horse along Rainbow Ranch is now Stony Lake Stables, and look for gifts at The Jam Farm.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mears day trip site.

You can drive from Saint Joseph to Mears in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mears

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Michigan travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Gift & Specialty Shops · State Parks
Great Lakes State
A state inextricably tied to its waterways, Michigan does water activities better than almost any other place in the country. Things to do in the state include numerous opportunities to swim, fish, sail, motorboat, and canoe. The country's only state to stretch over two peninsulas, Michigan features a long freshwater coastline. In a land of nearly 65,000 inland lakes and ponds, you can never be too far from a natural water source. Michigan's major claim to fame is its status as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, with the Detroit metropolitan area housing the country's three major car manufacturers. The city is also a major center of culture, the birthplace of the Motown Sound, and the home of several museums and other tourist attractions. Farther from the big urban centers, Michigan offers visitors a world of apple and cherry orchards, rustic villages, and picturesque vineyards.