6 days in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula Itinerary

6 days in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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6 days in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Sault Ste. Marie
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  2​h
3
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
+3
ferry + bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Detroit

3
nights
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie ©
Sault Ste. Bring the kids along to Oswald's Bear Ranch and Museum Ship Valley Camp. Venture out of the city with trips to GarLyn Zoological Park (in Naubinway) and Saint Ignace (Castle Rock, Mackinac Bridge, & more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Soo Locks and steep yourself in history at Tower of History.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sault Ste. Marie trip planning site .

Detroit to Sault Ste. Marie is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. In August, Sault Ste. Marie is a bit cooler than Detroit - with highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint Ignace, GarLyn Zoological Park, Oswald's Bear Ranch
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Oswald's Bear Ranch ©
Oswald's Bear Ranch
GarLyn Zoological Park ©
GarLyn Zoological Park
Museum Ship Valley Camp ©
Museum Ship Valley Camp

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls, and then immerse yourself in nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Paradise road trip website .

Getting from Sault Ste. Marie to Paradise by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August in Paradise, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

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

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Mackinac Island trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Paradise in August since evenings lows in Mackinac Island dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

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