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 trip planner

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Mackinac Island
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Saint Ignace
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Paradise
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Mackinac Island

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Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, and finally head off the coast to Eagle Point Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, then look for gifts at Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, and finally see some colorful creatures with Great Turtle Kayak Tours.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island journey planner.

Chicago to Mackinac Island is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in August, things will get slightly colder in Mackinac Island: highs are around 72°F and lows about 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife
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Arch Rock
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Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, then stroll around Bridge View Park, and finally get great views at Castle Rock. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Tower of History, observe the fascinating underwater world at Museum Ship Valley Camp, then don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, and finally gear up at Bird's Eye Outfitters.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Saint Ignace road trip tool.

You can ride a ferry from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Saint Ignace are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Landmark
Soo Locks
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Paradise

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Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park, then get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, and then see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Paradise road trip tool.

You can drive from Saint Ignace to Paradise in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Saint Ignace in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Paradise, with lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums · Nature · Parks
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Specialty Museum
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
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History Museum
Whitefish Point Light
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