11 days in Michigan's Eastern Upper Peninsula Itinerary

11 days in Michigan's Eastern Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Saint Ignace
— 5 nights
Drive
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Paradise
— 2 nights
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Mackinac Island — 3 nights

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fort Holmes and Biddle House. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Is It You Spot From Somewhere in Time Movie!, head outdoors with Mackinac Cycle, stop by Island House Bike Shop, and enjoy the sea views from Round Island Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mackinac Island itinerary maker app.

Augusta to Mackinac Island is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Augusta in June, things will get much colder in Mackinac Island: highs are around 67°F and lows about 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Saint Ignace.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Saint Ignace — 5 nights

Saint Ignace, usually written as St. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Straits State Park and Deer Ranch. Get out of town with these interesting Saint Ignace side-trips: GarLyn Zoological Park (in Naubinway), Sault Ste. Marie (Rotary Island Park & Museum Ship Valley Camp) and Crisp Point Lighthouse (in Newberry). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, take in the waterfront at Huron Boardwalk, and visit a coastal fixture at Wawatam Lighthouse.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Saint Ignace driving holiday planner.

Getting from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace by ferry takes about an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Saint Ignace can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Paradise.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Side Trips

Paradise — 2 nights

Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. state of Michigan.Paradise is on the northeastern portion of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, on the western side of Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior, about 60mi by road from Sault Ste. On the 10th (Fri), look and learn at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Point Iroquois Lighthouse.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paradise travel route builder site.

Getting from Saint Ignace to Paradise by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Paradise are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife
Side Trip