12 days in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula Itinerary

12 days in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula itinerary planner

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Newberry
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saint Ignace
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Mackinac Island
— 4 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Bus to Traverse City

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Newberry

— 3 nights
Family-friendly places like Oswald's Bear Ranch and Tahquamenon Falls State Park will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newberry: GarLyn Zoological Park (in Naubinway) and Paradise (Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, &more).

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Newberry trip itinerary planner.

Traverse City to Newberry is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Traverse City in August, with highs in Newberry at 73°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Newberry

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint Ignace

— 4 nights
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Bring the kids along to Mackinac Bridge and Castle Rock. Explore Saint Ignace's surroundings by going to Brimley (Brimley State Park, Point Iroquois Lighthouse, &more) and Sault Ste. Marie (Tower of History, Museum Ship Valley Camp, &more). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Bridge View Park, admire the majestic nature at Straits State Park, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and delve into the mystery of Mystery Spot.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Ignace day trip tool.

Getting from Newberry to Saint Ignace by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Newberry in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Saint Ignace, with lows of 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mackinac Island

— 4 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Arch Rock and Boat Tours & Water Sports. There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, don't miss a visit to Fort Holmes, tee off at Wawashkamo Golf Club, and identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by ferry from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island takes an hour. August in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature