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 builder

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

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Newberry

— 2 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Paradise (Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, &more).

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Newberry day trip planning tool.

Detroit to Newberry is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Detroit in July: high temperatures in Newberry hover around 74°F and lows are around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Newberry

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Saint Ignace

— 3 nights
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint Ignace: Sault Ste. Marie (Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Soo Locks, &more). The adventure continues: take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, see the interesting displays at Fort de Baude Museum, admire the majestic nature at Straits State Park, and stroll around Bridge View Park.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Ignace online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Newberry to Saint Ignace takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Museums · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): make a trip to Trinity Church, then take in the local highlights with Fort Mackinac, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park. On your second day here, look for gifts at Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, then trot along with a tour on horseback, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island sightseeing planner.

Getting from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island by ferry takes about an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Tours · Nature · Historic Sites