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: San Francisco
Fly + Drive:  11 h 30 min
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  2 h
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry:  15 min
Saint Ignace
— 2 nights
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: San Francisco


Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. On the 26th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, and then admire the majestic nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Paradise online trip maker.

San Francisco to Paradise is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Paradise. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in May; daily highs in Paradise reach 61°F and lows reach 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums Parks Nature
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Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Whitefish Point Light ©
Whitefish Point Light

Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 27th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Trinity Church, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mackinac Island day trip tool.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): examine the collection at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, then stroll around Bridge View Park, and finally get great views at Castle Rock. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Museum Ship Valley Camp, then make a trip to Soo Locks, and then shop like a local with Riverstone Gallery.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Saint Ignace journey planner.

Saint Ignace is just a short distance from Mackinac Island. May in Saint Ignace sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

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Sault Ste. Marie
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Bridge View Park ©
Bridge View Park
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge