3 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

3 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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Saint Ignace
— 2 nights


Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the striking features of Indian Village, examine the collection at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and then view the masterpieces at Fort de Baude Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Ignace holiday planner.

Kalamazoo to Saint Ignace is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Kalamazoo in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Saint Ignace: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites


— 2 nights
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Point Iroquois Lighthouse, immerse yourself in nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls. On your second day here, look and learn at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, then examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and then meet the residents at Museum Ship Valley Camp.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Paradise trip planner.

Getting from Saint Ignace to Paradise by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Saint Ignace in August since evenings lows in Paradise dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks · Museums · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Upper Peninsula travel guide

Waterfalls · Geologic Formations · State Parks
Natural attractions steal the show on an Upper Peninsula vacation. Michigan's sparsely populated northern region is famous for its extensive shoreline along the Great Lakes and thick swathes of protected forest. Many of the region's waterways feature dramatic cascades, and a history of volcanic activity has created a wealth of interesting rock formations and colorful mineral deposits. Wildlife spotting remains a top reason to take a trip to Upper Peninsula, with deer, bears, wolves, and porcupines all easily seen in the area's pristine wilderness.