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 travel route maker

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Drive
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Newberry
— 1 night
Drive
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Saint Ignace
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Detroit

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Newberry

— 1 night
On the 12th (Sat), tee off at Newberry Country Club. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Oswald's Bear Ranch, admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park, and then explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Newberry trip itinerary planner.

Detroit to Newberry is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. In September, Newberry is a bit cooler than Detroit - with highs of 68°F and lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Newberry

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trip

Saint Ignace

— 3 nights
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Take a break from the city and head to Wild Bluff Golf Course and Straits State Park. Explore Saint Ignace's surroundings by going to Brimley (Bay Mills Resort & Casinos & Point Iroquois Lighthouse) and Sault Ste. Marie (Kewadin Casino, Soo Locks, &more). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, try to win big at Kewadin Shores Casino, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Ignace trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Newberry to Saint Ignace takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Casinos · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Mackinac Island

— 3 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Arch Rock and Jewel Golf Course. Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, trot along with a tour on horseback, look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mackinac Island online day trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island in an hour. September in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature