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: Pittsburgh
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Sault Ste. Marie
— 2 nights
bus + ferry:  4​h 15​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + bus + taxi + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Pittsburgh

2
nights
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie ©
Sault Ste. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Riverstone Gallery. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Name of Mary Church, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sault Ste. Marie trip planner .

Pittsburgh to Sault Ste. Marie is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Pittsburgh in June; daily highs in Sault Ste. Marie reach 72°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Paradise, Mackinac Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Biddle House, explore the galleries of Fort Mackinac, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Sault Ste. Marie to Mackinac Island in 4.5 hours. While traveling from Sault Ste. Marie, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Mackinac Island, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac