5 days in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula Itinerary

5 days in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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5 days in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Cleveland
+3
Fly + taxi + bus + ferry:  7​h
1
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Sault Ste. Marie
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Cleveland

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mackinac Island holiday planner .

Cleveland to Mackinac Island is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, Mackinac Island is slightly colder than Cleveland - with highs of 72°F and lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature Parks Museums
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Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

3
nights
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie ©
Sault Ste. Change things up with these side-trips from Sault Ste. Marie: Saint Ignace (Museum of Ojibwa Culture & Mackinac Bridge) and Paradise (Tahquamenon Falls, Whitefish Point Light, & more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Soo Locks, contemplate the long history of Tower of History, and take in the exciting artwork at Riverstone Gallery.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sault Ste. Marie trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Sault Ste. Marie takes 4.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Paradise, Saint Ignace
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Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge

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