7 days in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula Itinerary

7 days in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Paradise
— 1 night
Drive
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Saint Ignace
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Detroit

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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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, then see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and then look and learn at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Paradise trip itinerary tool.

Detroit to Paradise is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Detroit in August; daily highs in Paradise reach 73°F and lows reach 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Saint Ignace

— 4 nights
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kids will appreciate attractions like Mackinac Bridge and Bridge View Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Sault Ste. Marie (Tower of History, Soo Locks, &more). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Castle Rock, try your luck at Kewadin Shores Casino, take an unorthodox tour of Mystery Spot, and enjoy the sea views from Wawatam Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Saint Ignace day trip website.

You can drive from Paradise to Saint Ignace in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Saint Ignace when traveling from Paradise in August, with lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, see the interesting displays at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally stop by The Big Store.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Mackinac Island day trip planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island takes an hour. August in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Outdoors · Golf · Tours · Historic Sites