8 days in Southwest Michigan, North Indiana & Northwest Ohio Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Michigan, North Indiana & Northwest Ohio Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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South Haven
— 1 night
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Michigan City
— 2 nights
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Shipshewana
— 1 night
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Toledo
— 1 night
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Vermilion
— 2 nights
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South Haven

— 1 night
South Haven is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Van Buren State Park, see the interesting displays at Krasl Art Center, and then do a tasting at St. Julian Winery. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Decadent Dogs, learn about winemaking at Cogdal Vineyards, and then explore the activities along North Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the South Haven trip planner.

Detroit to South Haven is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in South Haven are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Michigan City.

Things to do in South Haven

Nature · Parks · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Michigan City

— 2 nights
Michigan City is a city in LaPorte County, Indiana, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Journeyman Distillery, and then learn about winemaking at Shady Creek Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): take in the architecture and design of University of Notre Dame, then stroll through Weko Beach Park, and then learn about winemaking at St. Julian Winery & Distillery.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Michigan City day trip app.

Traveling by car from South Haven to Michigan City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from South Haven to Michigan City. In September in Michigan City, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Shipshewana.

Things to do in Michigan City

Wineries · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trips

Shipshewana

— 1 night
Shipshewana is a town in Newbury Township, LaGrange County, Indiana, United States. On the 22nd (Wed), make a trip to Yoder's Shopping Center, then stop by E&S Sales, and then examine the collection at Hostetler's Hudson Auto Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Shipshewana online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Michigan City to Shipshewana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Toledo.

Things to do in Shipshewana

Museums · Shopping

Toledo

— 1 night
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. On the 23rd (Thu), steep yourself in history at The 577 Foundation, steep yourself in history at Fort Meigs Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield, and then see the interesting displays at Glass Pavilion.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Toledo trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Shipshewana to Toledo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Toledo, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vermilion.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Vermilion

— 2 nights
Vermilion is a city in Erie and Lorain counties in the U.S. state of Ohio, on Lake Erie. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Thomas Edison Birthplace Museum and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Johnson's Island Confederate Cemetery. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Paper Moon Winery and then enjoy the sand and surf at Main Street Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Vermilion road trip site.

You can drive from Toledo to Vermilion in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Vermilion

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips