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 travel route planner

Make it your trip
Drive
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Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Ferry
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to St Ignace, Drive to Paradise
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Paradise
— 1 night
Drive

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Saint Ignace

— 1 night
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get great views at Castle Rock. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, stroll around Bridge View Park, and then don't miss a visit to Soo Locks.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Ignace trip planner.

Kalamazoo to Saint Ignace is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kalamazoo in October: highs in Saint Ignace hover around 55°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks

Side Trip

Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 21st (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, and finally explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock. Keep things going the next day: stop by Island House Bike Shop, make a trip to Fort Holmes, make a trip to Is It You Spot From Somewhere in Time Movie!, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island travel route planner.

Traveling by ferry from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island takes an hour. October in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours

Paradise

— 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. On the 23rd (Fri), examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and then immerse yourself in nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Paradise road trip site.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Paradise when traveling from Mackinac Island in October, with lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paradise

Nature · Parks · Museums