9 days in Southwest Michigan Itinerary

9 days in Southwest Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Michigan tour planner
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Kalamazoo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saugatuck
— 2 nights
Drive
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New Buffalo
— 3 nights
Drive

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Kalamazoo — 3 nights

Kalamazoo is a city in the southwest region of the U.S. state of Michigan. American Museum of Magic and Dr. John Harvey Kellogg Discovery Center will appeal to museum buffs. Family-friendly places like Kalamazoo River Valley Trail and Horrock's will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kalamazoo: Honolulu House (in Marshall) and W. K. Kellogg Manor House (in Hickory Corners). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Gilmore Car Museum and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kellogg Bird Sanctuary.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kalamazoo trip itinerary planning website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Kalamazoo. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saugatuck.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails
Side Trips

Saugatuck — 2 nights

Saugatuck is a city in Allegan County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): play a few rounds at Ravines Golf Club, stop by The Pink Patio, and then take in the exciting artwork at Amazwi Contemporary Art. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Van Buren State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at North Beach, and then explore the activities along Kalamazoo River.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Saugatuck online journey planner.

Drive from Kalamazoo to Saugatuck in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Saugatuck are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to New Buffalo.
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Nature · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors
Side Trip

New Buffalo — 3 nights

New Buffalo is a city in Berrien County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Museum-lovers will get to explore Box Factory for the Arts and Krasl Art Center. Visit Weko Beach Park and Silver Beach County Park for some beach relaxation. Explore New Buffalo's surroundings by going to Fishing Charters & Tours (in Saint Joseph) and Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve (in Niles). It doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Warren Dunes State Park and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our New Buffalo road trip planning site.

Drive from Saugatuck to New Buffalo in 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saugatuck to New Buffalo. June in New Buffalo sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.
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Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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