8 days in Southwest Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Michigan trip planner
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Saugatuck
— 2 nights
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New Buffalo
— 2 nights
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Battle Creek
— 3 nights
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Saugatuck — 2 nights

Saugatuck is a city in Allegan County in the U.S. state of Michigan. You'll explore and learn at Amazwi Contemporary Art and Water Street Gallery. Step off the beaten path and head to The Pink Patio and Bittersweet Ski Resort. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Kalamazoo River, do a tasting at Cogdal Vineyards, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Virtue Cider, and enjoy the sand and surf at North Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Saugatuck vacation app.

Kalamazoo to Saugatuck is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 42°F in March, and nighttime lows around 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to New Buffalo.
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New Buffalo — 2 nights

New Buffalo is a city in Berrien County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 28th (Tue), savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then do a tasting at St. Julian Winery & Distillery, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Journeyman Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Box Factory for the Arts, then examine the collection at Krasl Art Center, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Weko Beach Park.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the New Buffalo road trip planning site.

You can drive from Saugatuck to New Buffalo in 1.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saugatuck to New Buffalo due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 42°F in March, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Battle Creek.
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Battle Creek — 3 nights

Battle Creek is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan, in northwest Calhoun County, at the confluence of the Kalamazoo and Battle Creek rivers. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dr. John Harvey Kellogg Discovery Center and American Museum of Magic. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Julian Winery and U.S. Postal Museum. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at W. K. Kellogg Manor House, contemplate the long history of Honolulu House, stroll through Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, and make a trip to Brooks Memorial Fountain.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Battle Creek travel site.

Traveling by car from New Buffalo to Battle Creek takes 2 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March in Battle Creek, expect temperatures between 42°F during the day and 25°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.
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