9 days in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula Itinerary

9 days in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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9 days in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Sault Ste. Marie
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Newberry
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  2​h
4
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
+3
Ferry + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Detroit

3
nights
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie ©
Sault Ste. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sault Ste. Marie: Saint Ignace (Straits State Park, Mystery Spot, & more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, take in panoramic vistas at Tower of History, visit a coastal fixture at USDA Iroquois Lighthouse, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Museum Ship Valley Camp.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sault Ste. Marie trip planner .

Detroit to Sault Ste. Marie is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Detroit in August, with highs in Sault Ste. Marie at 75°F and lows at 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Newberry.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Saint Ignace, Point Iroquois Lighthouse
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Museum Ship Valley Camp ©
Museum Ship Valley Camp
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge

2
nights
Newberry

Newberry ©
Newberry is a village in the U.S. On the 10th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Oswald's Bear Ranch, then explore the engaging exhibits at Tahquamenon Logging Museum, and then head outdoors with Sable Falls. On the next day, walk around Muskallonge Lake State Park, examine the collection at Pickle Barrel House Museum, and then enjoy the sea views from Crisp Point Lighthouse.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Newberry trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Sault Ste. Marie to Newberry in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Newberry

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Grand Marais
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Oswald's Bear Ranch ©
Oswald's Bear Ranch
Crisp Point Lighthouse ©
Crisp Point Lighthouse
Sable Falls ©
Sable Falls

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and then immerse yourself in nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Paradise road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Newberry to Paradise takes an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Paradise can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks Nature Museums
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Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Tahquamenon Falls ©
Tahquamenon Falls

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Biddle House, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Mackinac Island when traveling from Paradise in August, with lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

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