10 days in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula Itinerary

10 days in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula trip itinerary planner

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Paradise
— 2 nights
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Mackinac Island
— 4 nights
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Saint Ignace
— 3 nights

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Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Paradise side-trips: Brimley (Kings Club Casino & Point Iroquois Lighthouse). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park, look and learn at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paradise itinerary planner.

Kalamazoo to Paradise is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Kalamazoo in October, expect Paradise to be a bit cooler, temps between 53°F and 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Brimley
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Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Whitefish Point Light ©
Whitefish Point Light

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Mackinac Island is known for nature, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, see some colorful creatures with Great Turtle Kayak Tours, deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Mackinac, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Mackinac Island trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Mackinac Island can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park

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Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Explore Saint Ignace's surroundings by going to Sault Ste. Marie (Museum Ship Valley Camp, Lake Superior State University, &more) and Whitefish Bay National Forest Scenic Byway (in Brimley). There's lots more to do: take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock, and walk around Bridge View Park.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Ignace online driving holiday planner.

Ride a ferry from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in October, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Sault Ste. Marie, Whitefish Bay National Forest Scenic Byway
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Bird's Eye Outfitters ©
Bird's Eye Outfitters
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks

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