10 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

10 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula route maker

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Saint Ignace
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry to St Ignace, Drive to Paradise
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Paradise
— 1 night
Drive
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Munising
— 1 night
Drive
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Marquette
— 3 nights
Fly

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Saint Ignace

— 3 nights
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park and Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Cut River Bridge State Roadside Park and Emmet County Beach 1 Mackinaw City. Take a break from Saint Ignace with a short trip to Three Pines Studio in Cross Village, about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises, see the interesting displays at Great Lake Light House Keepers, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and do a tasting at Mackinac Island Winery.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Saint Ignace trip planner.

Kalamazoo to Saint Ignace is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Kalamazoo in July, you will find days in Saint Ignace are slightly colder (73°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island trip itinerary builder tool.

You can ride a ferry from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island in an hour. July in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Paradise

— 1 night
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. On the 12th (Fri), look and learn at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, then examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and then admire the majestic nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Paradise day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Mackinac Island in July since evenings lows in Paradise dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks · Museums · Nature · Childrens Museums

Munising

— 1 night
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 13th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Munising trip 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, daytime highs in Munising are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Marquette

— 3 nights
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Yellow Dog Falls, see the interesting displays at Upper Peninsula Children's Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Lakenenland Sculpture Park, and finally take a stroll through Downtown Marquette. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Marquette Regional History Center, relax in the rural setting at Jilbert Dairy, then examine the collection at U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame, and finally trek along Iron Ore Heritage Trail.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Marquette online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Munising to Marquette in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Marquette can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Museums · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Upper Peninsula travel guide

4.7
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.