8 days in Upper Peninsula & New York City Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula & New York City Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry to St Ignace, Drive to Paradise
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Paradise
— 1 night
Drive to Sault Ste Marie, Fly to Newark
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and then get the lay of the land with Fort Mackinac.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mackinac Island online travel planner.

Chicago to Mackinac Island is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Mackinac Island is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Chicago in August, with highs in Mackinac Island at 72°F and lows at 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Paradise

— 1 night
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Paradise trip website.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Mackinac Island in August since evenings lows in Paradise dip to 53°F. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

New York City

— 5 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get some historical perspective at Brooklyn Heights Promenade and 9/11 Memorial. Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ground Zero Museum Workshop. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (in Poughkeepsie) and Hyde Park (Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site & Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Dumbo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, shop like a local with Fifth Avenue, and visit Times Square.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the New York City day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Paradise to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Paradise in August, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 84°F and 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Upper Peninsula travel guide

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Waterfalls · Geologic Formations · State Parks
Natural attractions steal the show on an Upper Peninsula vacation. Michigan's sparsely populated northern region is famous for its extensive shoreline along the Great Lakes and thick swathes of protected forest. Many of the region's waterways feature dramatic cascades, and a history of volcanic activity has created a wealth of interesting rock formations and colorful mineral deposits. Wildlife spotting remains a top reason to take a trip to Upper Peninsula, with deer, bears, wolves, and porcupines all easily seen in the area's pristine wilderness.