10 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

10 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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10 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Biddle House and then identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mackinac Island trip itinerary planner.

Detroit to Mackinac Island is an approximately 5.5- hour combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, Mackinac Island is a bit cooler than Detroit - with highs of 72°F and lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

2
nights
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, walk around Bridge View Park, then snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, and finally take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock. Keep things going the next day: stop by Bird's Eye Outfitters, make a trip to Soo Locks, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Museum Ship Valley Camp, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Tower of History.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Ignace driving holiday planner.

Saint Ignace is very close to Mackinac Island. In August, daytime highs in Saint Ignace are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sault Ste. Marie
Highlights from your plan
Bridge View Park ©
Bridge View Park
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. On the 16th (Sun), examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Paradise online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Saint Ignace to Paradise in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Saint Ignace in August, plan for little chillier nights in Paradise, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Whitefish Point Light ©
Whitefish Point Light

3
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Explore Munising's surroundings by going to Manistique (Palms Book State Park & Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)) and Garden Bay Winery (in Cooks). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls, and get engrossed in the history at Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Munising trip maker.

Getting from Paradise to Munising by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Manistique, Garden Bay Winery
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) ©
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): walk around Lakenenland Sculpture Park, relax in the rural setting at Jilbert Dairy, then take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, and finally identify plant and animal life at Presque Isle Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Marquette trip maker.

You can drive from Munising to Marquette in an hour. August in Marquette sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Lakenenland Sculpture Park ©
Lakenenland Sculpture Park

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