10 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

10 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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10 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Lansing
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
1
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  2​h
3
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
ferry + bus:  4​h 15​min
4
Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Saint Ignace
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Lansing

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 24th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls, and then kick back and relax at Sand Point Beach.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Munising trip planner.

You can drive from Garden to Munising in 1.5 hours. June in Munising sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. On the 26th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, and then admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Paradise travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Munising to Paradise takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car. In June, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums Parks Nature
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Whitefish Point Light ©
Whitefish Point Light
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): make a trip to Fort Holmes, then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Round Island Lighthouse, stop by Caddywampus, identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, then contemplate the long history of Biddle House, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island route builder .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Fort Holmes ©
Fort Holmes

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night
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie ©
Sault Ste. On the 29th (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at Tower of History, observe the fascinating underwater world at Museum Ship Valley Camp, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Name of Mary Church, then make a trip to Soo Locks, and finally visit a coastal fixture at USDA Iroquois Lighthouse.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sault Ste. Marie trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Sault Ste. Marie takes 4.5 hours. In June in Sault Ste. Marie, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Point Iroquois Lighthouse ©
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Holy Name of Mary Church ©
Holy Name of Mary Church
Tower of History ©
Tower of History

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nights
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 30th (Sun), snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, then walk around Colonial Michilimackinac, then visit a coastal fixture at McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, get great views at Castle Rock, then steep yourself in history at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park, then have some family-friendly fun at Spy Quest Laser Maze, and finally see the interesting displays at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc..

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Saint Ignace day trip website .

Drive from Sault Ste. Marie to Saint Ignace in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sault Ste. Marie in June, you will find days in Saint Ignace are little chillier (67°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Mackinaw City
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Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse ©
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park ©

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