8 days in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  3​h
1
Sault Ste. Marie
— 4 nights
bus + ferry:  4​h 15​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis

4
nights
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie ©
Sault Ste. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint Ignace (Museum of Ojibwa Culture, Mackinac Bridge, & more), Paradise (Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, & more) and Oswald's Bear Ranch (in Newberry). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, visit a coastal fixture at USDA Iroquois Lighthouse, go for a stroll along the water at George Kemp Marina, and pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Name of Mary Church.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sault Ste. Marie trip itinerary builder site .

Minneapolis to Sault Ste. Marie is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Minneapolis to Sault Ste. Marie, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Minneapolis in August: high temperatures in Sault Ste. Marie hover around 75°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Paradise, Saint Ignace, Oswald's Bear Ranch
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Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cindy's Riding Stable Market Street. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, tee off at Jewel Golf Course, look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, and stop by Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island attractions planner .

Getting from Sault Ste. Marie to Mackinac Island by combination of bus and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in August, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock

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