5 days in Upper Peninsula & Michigan Itinerary

5 days in Upper Peninsula & Michigan Itinerary

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Paradise
— 1 day
Drive
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Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Ferry
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Detroit
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Detroit
— 1 night
Fly
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Grand Rapids
— 1 night
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Paradise — 1 day

Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. state of Michigan.Paradise is on the northeastern portion of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, on the western side of Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior, about 60mi by road from Sault Ste. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park and then explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Paradise trip itinerary tool.

Minneapolis to Paradise is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Paradise. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Minneapolis in June: high temperatures in Paradise hover around 70°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Saint Ignace.
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Saint Ignace — 1 night

Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, then snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, and then take a leisurely stroll along Huron Boardwalk.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Saint Ignace travel planner.

Drive from Paradise to Saint Ignace in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Mackinac Island — 1 night

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 17th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, and then discover the deep blue sea with Great Turtle Kayak Tours.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mackinac Island trip itinerary maker website.

You can ride a ferry from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island in an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Detroit.
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Tours · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Detroit — 1 night

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): examine the collection at Motown Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, and then examine the collection at Greenfield Village.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Detroit online visit planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Mackinac Island to Detroit takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mackinac Island in June: high temperatures in Detroit hover around 79°F and lows are around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Grand Rapids.
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Grand Rapids — 1 night

The second largest city in Michigan and a hub of furniture manufacturing, Grand Rapids bears the nickname "Furniture City." However, the destination's original name came from the rapids of the Grand River that once ran through the downtown area.
On the 19th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Grand Rapids trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Detroit to Grand Rapids in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Grand Rapids, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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Michigan travel guide

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Great Lakes State
A state inextricably tied to its waterways, Michigan does water activities better than almost any other place in the country. Things to do in the state include numerous opportunities to swim, fish, sail, motorboat, and canoe. The country's only state to stretch over two peninsulas, Michigan features a long freshwater coastline. In a land of nearly 65,000 inland lakes and ponds, you can never be too far from a natural water source. Michigan's major claim to fame is its status as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, with the Detroit metropolitan area housing the country's three major car manufacturers. The city is also a major center of culture, the birthplace of the Motown Sound, and the home of several museums and other tourist attractions. Farther from the big urban centers, Michigan offers visitors a world of apple and cherry orchards, rustic villages, and picturesque vineyards.
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