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
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  2​h
3
Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
+3
Ferry + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Detroit

4
nights
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie ©
Sault Ste. Explore hidden gems such as Muskallonge Lake State Park and Museum of Ojibwa Culture. Let the collections at Museum Ship Valley Camp and Fort de Baude Museum capture your imagination. Explore Sault Ste. Marie's surroundings by going to Crisp Point Lighthouse (in Newberry) and Saint Ignace (Wawatam Lighthouse, Straits State Park, & more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from USDA Iroquois Lighthouse, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Soo Brewing Company, let the kids burn off some steam at Rotary Island Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tower of History.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sault Ste. Marie trip itinerary builder .

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. In September, Sault Ste. Marie is a bit cooler than Detroit - with highs of 70°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Saint Ignace, Newberry, Point Iroquois Lighthouse
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Museum Ship Valley Camp ©
Museum Ship Valley Camp
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Crisp Point Lighthouse ©
Crisp Point Lighthouse

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): look and learn at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and then explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Paradise trip planner .

Drive from Sault Ste. Marie to Paradise in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks Museums Nature
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Whitefish Point Bird Observatory ©
Whitefish Point Bird Observatory
Tahquamenon Falls ©
Tahquamenon Falls
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

3
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Let the collections at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum and Robert Stuart House capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Round Island Lighthouse and Fort Holmes are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course, don't miss a visit to Is it you spot from Somewhere in Time movie!, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and steep yourself in history at Trinity Church.

Plan trip to Mackinac Island with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites
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St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes