5 days in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula Itinerary

5 days in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula tour itinerary planner

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Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to St Ignace, Drive to Paradise
— 1 night


Saint Ignace

— 1 night
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then view the masterpieces at Fort de Baude Museum, and then take in the views from Mackinac Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Name of Mary Church, make a trip to Soo Locks, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Museum Ship Valley Camp.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Ignace online travel route planner.

Flint to Saint Ignace is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Flint in July: highs in Saint Ignace hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 20th (Mon), look for gifts at Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, then identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island road trip planner.

Getting from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island by ferry takes about an hour. In July in Mackinac Island, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Nature


— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, and then admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Paradise trip builder app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Mackinac Island in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Paradise, with lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums · Nature · Parks