10 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

10 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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10 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 day
bus + ferry:  3​h 45​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  2​h
3
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Manistique
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Marquette
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Dallas

1
day
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie
Sault Ste. On the 24th (Fri), enjoy the sea views from USDA Iroquois Lighthouse, make a trip to Soo Locks, take in the exciting artwork at Riverstone Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Museum Ship Valley Camp, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Name of Mary Church.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sault Ste. Marie trip planner .

Dallas to Sault Ste. Marie is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Dallas in May, things will get colder in Sault Ste. Marie: highs are around 63°F and lows about 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks
Holy Name of Mary Church ©
Holy Name of Mary Church

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Biddle House, then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Caddywampus, steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, then trot along with a tour on horseback, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Sault Ste. Marie to Mackinac Island in 4 hours. While traveling from Sault Ste. Marie, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Mackinac Island, ranging from highs of 58°F to lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paradise.

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

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and then admire the majestic nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Paradise trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In May in Paradise, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Manistique.

Things to do in Paradise

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

1
night
Manistique

Manistique ©
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. On the 28th (Tue), stop by The Mustard Seed, then take in the exciting artwork at Lake Effect Art Gallery, then explore the striking landscape at Palms Book State Park, and finally explore the activities along Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Manistique sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Paradise to Manistique takes 2 hours. In May in Manistique, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) ©
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)
Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park
Lake Effect Art Gallery ©
Lake Effect Art Gallery

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, then take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls, and finally try for a hole-in-one at Miners Falls Mini Golf.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Munising road trip planner .

You can drive from Manistique to Munising in 1.5 hours. In May in Munising, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Miners Falls ©
Miners Falls

2
nights
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. On the 31st (Fri), don't miss a visit to Superior Dome, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, and then immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Downtown Marquette, then view the masterpieces at Lakenenland Sculpture Park, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blackrocks Brewery.

Plan my day in Marquette using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Munising to Marquette takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Blackrocks Brewery ©
Blackrocks Brewery

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