4 days in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula Itinerary

4 days in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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4 days in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Grand Rapids
Drive:  5​h 45​min
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Paradise
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  2​h
2
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry:  15​min
3
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Grand Rapids

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Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Paradise trip itinerary planning site .

Grand Rapids to Paradise is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Grand Rapids in September, things will get slightly colder in Paradise: highs are around 68°F and lows about 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Golf Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Newberry Country Club
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Whitefish Point Bird Observatory ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Newberry Country Club ©
Newberry Country Club

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Biddle House, play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course, then see the interesting displays at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mackinac Island trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Golf Outdoors Parks
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Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Huron Boardwalk, then visit a coastal fixture at Wawatam Lighthouse, then contemplate the waterfront views at Nancy Dagwell Campbell Park, and finally walk around Maritime Park.

Plan trip to Saint Ignace with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Saint Ignace is just a short distance from Mackinac Island. In September, daytime highs in Saint Ignace are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mackinaw City
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Wawatam Lighthouse ©
Wawatam Lighthouse
Maritime Park ©
Maritime Park

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