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 trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Sault Ste Marie, Drive to Paradise
— 2 nights
Saint Ignace
— 2 nights
Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Reagan Washington



— 2 nights
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park. On your second day here, enjoy the sea views from Point Iroquois Lighthouse, then see the sky in a new way at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, and then see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Paradise trip planning app.

Washington DC to Paradise is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Washington DC in August, expect Paradise to be slightly colder, temps between 73°F and 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks · Museums · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Saint Ignace

— 2 nights
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, then stroll around Bridge View Park, and finally take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Riverstone Gallery, make a trip to Soo Locks, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Museum Ship Valley Camp, then contemplate the long history of Tower of History, and finally take in the views from Sault Ste Marie International Bridge.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Saint Ignace planning app.

You can drive from Paradise to Saint Ignace in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Paradise in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Saint Ignace, with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trip

Mackinac Island

— 3 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Mackinac Island is known for nature, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take in the local highlights with Fort Mackinac.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mackinac Island trip itinerary maker website.

You can ride a ferry from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Nature