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: Kalamazoo
Fly + Drive:  8 h
1
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  2 h
2
Paradise
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
End: Kalamazoo

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church. Keep things going the next day: expand your understanding of the military at Fort Mackinac, take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Mackinac Island travel route planner .

Kalamazoo to Mackinac Island is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Kalamazoo in August, you will find days in Mackinac Island are little chillier (72°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock

2
nights
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. On the 25th (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park and then identify plant and animal life at Oswald's Bear Ranch. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and then visit a coastal fixture at USDA Iroquois Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paradise visit planning website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Mackinac Island in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Paradise, with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Point Iroquois Lighthouse, Oswald's Bear Ranch
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Oswald's Bear Ranch ©
Oswald's Bear Ranch
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Point Iroquois Lighthouse