3 days in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula Itinerary

3 days in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula trip planner

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Make it your trip
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Paradise
— 1 day
Drive to St Ignace, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Mackinaw, Bus to Sault Ste. Marie
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Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 night
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Paradise

— 1 day
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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and then look and learn at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Paradise online route planner.

Hancock to Paradise is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. In September, daytime highs in Paradise are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at Lilac Tree Spa, then play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island trip itinerary planning app.

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 September, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Sault Ste. Marie

— 1 night
Sault Ste. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): try to win big at Bay Mills Resort & Casinos, then tee off at Wild Bluff Golf Course, then steep yourself in history at Tower of History, and finally make a trip to Soo Locks.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sault Ste. Marie trip itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Sault Ste. Marie in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Casinos · Fun & Games · Golf · Outdoors

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