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

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Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Saint Ignace
— 3 nights
Drive
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Newberry
— 2 nights
Drive

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Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): look for gifts at Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Trinity Church, take an in-depth tour of Fort Mackinac, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island trip planner.

Detroit to Mackinac Island is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Detroit in July, expect Mackinac Island to be a bit cooler, temps between 73°F and 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Nature

Saint Ignace

— 3 nights
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mackinac Bridge and Soo Locks. Get out of town with these interesting Saint Ignace side-trips: Sault Ste. Marie (Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Riverstone Gallery, &more). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock, immerse yourself in nature at Straits State Park, take an unorthodox tour of Mystery Spot, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Saint Ignace journey planner.

You can ride a ferry from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Newberry.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Museums · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Newberry

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Tahquamenon Logging Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Oswald's Bear Ranch, then tee off at Newberry Country Club, and then meet the residents at GarLyn Zoological Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Newberry online attractions planner.

Getting from Saint Ignace to Newberry by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Saint Ignace in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 53°F in Newberry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Newberry

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Golf

Side Trips