Saint Joseph trip planner
Create a fully customized day by day
itinerary for free
itinerary for free
St. Joseph is a city in the US state of Michigan. It was incorporated as a village in 1834 and as a city in 1891. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 8,365. It lies on the shore of Lake Michigan, at the mouth of the St. Joseph River, about 90mi east-northeast of Chicago. It is the county seat of Berrien County. It is home of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.St. Joseph and Benton Harbor are locally known as the "Twin Cities".HistoryThe mouth of the St. Joseph River at present day St. Joseph was an important point of Amerindian travel and commerce, as it lay along a key water route between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River. Both the Miami and Potawatomi used this route and would use the area as a camp. The St. Joseph River also allowed for connection with the Sauk Trail, which was the major land trail through Michigan. In 1669, the mouth of the river was discovered by European explorers. French explorer René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, built Fort Miami on the bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. In 1679, he waited for the ship Le Griffon, which never returned. Once the ship was deemed lost, La Salle and his men made the first land crossing of the lower peninsula by Europeans.Whether you only want to go to Saint Joseph, or have a whole adventure planned, Inspirock has you covered with our user-friendly United States visit planner.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Saint Joseph
- Get a personalized tripA full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
- Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
- Book itChoose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
- Manage itEverything in one place. Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Saint Joseph
Side trips from Saint Joseph
Hidden gems in Saint Joseph
Kid-friendly things to do in Saint Joseph
Shopping in Saint Joseph
Parks in Saint Joseph
Places to visit with Saint Joseph
Traverse CityTrip planner Best for: Winery / Vineyard, Beer Tasting / Tour, Flea Market MunisingTrip planner Best for: Waterfall, National Park, Geologic Formation Grand RapidsTrip planner Best for: Garden, Room Escape Game, Specialty Museum DetroitTrip planner Best for: Nightlife, Art Museum, Historic Site FrankenmuthTrip planner Best for: Gift & Specialty Shop, Shopping Mall, Military Museum
Recently planned trips to Saint Joseph
2 days in Southwest Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Saint Joseph Battle Creek 1 day in Saint Joseph BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Room Escape Games Silver Beach Carousel Big Bird Charters 4 days in Saint Joseph BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Tiscornia Park St. Joseph Lighthouses Silver Beach County Park 15 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS Traverse City Grand Rapids Saint Joseph 1 day in Saint Joseph BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Saint Joseph 1 day in Saint Joseph BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Warren Dunes State Park Whirlpool Compass Fountain Silver Beach Carousel