10 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

10 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula trip planner

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Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry
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Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Drive
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Paradise
— 2 nights
Drive
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Munising
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marquette
— 1 night
Fly to Duluth International Airport, Drive to Ontonagon
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Ontonagon
— 2 nights
Drive

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Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): stop by Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island and then identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island trip itinerary planner.

Detroit to Mackinac Island is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Detroit in May, with highs in Mackinac Island at 58°F and lows at 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Saint Ignace

— 1 night
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 25th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, then stroll around Bridge View Park, and finally take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Saint Ignace journey builder.

You can ride a ferry from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace in an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Museums

Paradise

— 2 nights
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Museum Ship Valley Camp, then don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oswald's Bear Ranch.

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Traveling by car from Saint Ignace to Paradise takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In May in Paradise, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Munising

— 2 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 28th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Munising Falls and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Miners Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, then try for a hole-in-one at Miners Falls Mini Golf, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Wagner Falls.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Munising travel site.

You can drive from Paradise to Munising in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and shuttle. May in Munising sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Marquette

— 1 night
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Lakenenland Sculpture Park, experience rural life at Jilbert Dairy, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, and finally admire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Marquette trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Munising to Marquette takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Marquette are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Ontonagon

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Ontonagon County Historical Museum and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bond Falls. On the next day, delve into the lush surroundings at Porcupine Mountains State Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Overlook, and then go deep underground at Adventure Mining Company.

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Explore your travel options from Marquette to Ontonagon with the Route module. In May, daily temperatures in Ontonagon can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Upper Peninsula travel guide

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Waterfalls · Geologic Formations · State Parks
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.