8 days in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Newberry
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Saint Ignace
— 3 nights
Ferry
3
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Chicago

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Newberry

— 3 nights
Explore Newberry's surroundings by going to Munising (Miners Castle Rock, Munising Falls, &more) and Paradise (Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, Tahquamenon Falls State Park, &more).

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Newberry trip itinerary app.

Chicago to Newberry is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Newberry due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Chicago in April, with highs in Newberry at 43°F and lows at 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Newberry

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint Ignace

— 3 nights
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint Ignace: Brimley (Whitefish Bay National Forest Scenic Byway & Point Iroquois Lighthouse) and Sault Ste. Marie (Riverstone Gallery, Lake Superior State University, &more). There's much more to do: take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock, admire the striking features of Indian Village, and walk around Bridge View Park.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Saint Ignace planner.

Traveling by car from Newberry to Saint Ignace takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in Saint Ignace are 42°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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 30th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock and then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mackinac Island trip itinerary builder site.

You can ride a ferry from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island in an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 42°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature · Parks