6 days in Southwest Michigan Itinerary

6 days in Southwest Michigan Itinerary

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6 days in Southwest Michigan Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo
Drive:  1​h
1
South Haven
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
New Buffalo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Battle Creek
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Kalamazoo

1
night
South Haven

South Haven ©
South Haven is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at South Haven Lighthouses, then immerse yourself in nature at Van Buren State Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at North Beach. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Butler Street, then look for gifts at Good Goods, then do a tasting at Fenn Valley Vineyards, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Oval Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the South Haven day trip planner .

Kalamazoo to South Haven is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In February, daytime highs in South Haven are 34°F, while nighttime lows are 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New Buffalo.

Things to do in South Haven

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Saugatuck, Fenn Valley Vineyards
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South Haven Lighthouses ©
South Haven Lighthouses
Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach
Van Buren State Park ©
Van Buren State Park

1
night
New Buffalo

New Buffalo ©
New Buffalo is a city in Berrien County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): kick back and relax at New Buffalo Public Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Warren Dunes State Park, and then try to win big at Four Winds Casino.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New Buffalo trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from South Haven to New Buffalo in an hour. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from South Haven to New Buffalo. In February, daytime highs in New Buffalo are 34°F, while nighttime lows are 19°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Battle Creek.

Things to do in New Buffalo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Warren Dunes State Park
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Warren Dunes State Park ©
Warren Dunes State Park

3
nights
Battle Creek

Battle Creek ©
Battle Creek is a city in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Battle Creek side-trips: Gilmore Car Museum (in Hickory Corners) and Kalamazoo Valley Museum (in Kalamazoo). There's much more to do: try your luck at Firekeeper's Casino, indulge your taste buds at Battle Creek Farmers Market, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Binder Park Zoo, and find something for the whole family at Full Blast.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Battle Creek trip planner .

Traveling by car from New Buffalo to Battle Creek takes 2 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from New Buffalo to Battle Creek is 1 hour. In February, daily temperatures in Battle Creek can reach 33°F, while at night they dip to 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Battle Creek

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Marshall, Gilmore Car Museum, Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Air Zoo
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Gilmore Car Museum ©
Gilmore Car Museum
Firekeeper's Casino ©
Firekeeper's Casino
Binder Park Zoo ©
Binder Park Zoo