10 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

10 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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Fly
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Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 night
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Bus to Mackinaw City, MI, Foot to Mackinaw, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to St Ignace, Drive to Paradise
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Paradise
— 1 night
Drive
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Munising
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marquette
— 2 nights
Fly to Houghton County Memorial Airport, Drive to Negaunee
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Negaunee
— 1 day
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Sault Ste. Marie — 1 night

Sault Ste. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): deepen your understanding at Lake Superior State University and then don't miss a visit to Soo Locks.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sault Ste. Marie trip itinerary planner.

Detroit to Sault Ste. Marie is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, Sault Ste. Marie is a bit cooler than Detroit - with highs of 76°F and lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.
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Mackinac Island — 2 nights

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Biddle House, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): look for gifts at Island House Bike Shop, then stroll through The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, and finally explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Sault Ste. Marie to Mackinac Island in 4 hours. July in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Paradise.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Paradise — 1 night

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 22nd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, then see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Paradise trip builder.

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. Traveling from Mackinac Island in July, Paradise is a bit cooler at night with lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Munising.
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Museums · Parks · Nature

Munising — 3 nights

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Step out of Munising to go to Manistique and see Palms Book State Park, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Spend the 23rd (Sat) exploring nature at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock and admire the sheer force of Miners Falls.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Munising tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Paradise to Munising in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Marquette.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Marquette — 2 nights

Marquette is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Marquette County. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain and then admire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park. On the next day, stop by Touch of Finland, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marquette Mountain Ski and Bike Area, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Lakenenland Sculpture Park.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Marquette driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Munising to Marquette in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Marquette are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Negaunee.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Negaunee — 1 day

Negaunee is a city in Marquette County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Michigan Iron Industry Museum, then make a trip to Upper Peninsula, and then examine the collection at Da Yoopers Innovation Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Negaunee day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Marquette to Negaunee. In July in Negaunee, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
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Upper Peninsula travel guide

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Waterfalls · State Parks · Geologic Formations
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.
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