8 days in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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Paradise
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Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
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Saint Ignace
— 3 nights

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Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. On the 16th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and then look and learn at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Paradise trip planner.

Kalamazoo to Paradise is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In October, Paradise is little chillier than Kalamazoo - with highs of 53°F and lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Whitefish Point Light ©
Whitefish Point Light

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
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: explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, relax and rejuvenate at Lilac Tree Spa, learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, and don't miss a visit to Is It You Spot From Somewhere in Time Movie!.

To find out how to plan a trip to Mackinac Island, use our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park

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Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint Ignace: Sault Ste. Marie (Museum Ship Valley Camp, Tower of History, &more) and Whitefish Bay National Forest Scenic Byway (in Brimley). There's much more to do: take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, stop by Manley’s Fish Market, take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Ignace trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace in an hour. In October, daytime highs in Saint Ignace are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sault Ste. Marie, Whitefish Bay National Forest Scenic Byway
Highlights from your plan
Bridge View Park ©
Bridge View Park
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks

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