10 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

10 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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10 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Marquette
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Garden
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Munising
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + bus + ferry:  6​h 15​min
4
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  2​h
5
Paradise
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + foot:  8​h 30​min
End: New York City

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. To plan Marquette vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

New York City to Marquette is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in August: high temperatures in Marquette hover around 73°F and lows are around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Garden.

Things to do in Marquette

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

1
night
Garden

Garden ©
Garden is a village in Delta County of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Historical Village Fayette Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Fayette Historic State Park, and then do a tasting at Garden Bay Winery.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Garden online attractions planner .

Drive from Marquette to Garden in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Garden

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Garden Bay Winery
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Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park
Historical Village Fayette Park ©
Historical Village Fayette Park
Garden Bay Winery ©
Garden Bay Winery

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Munising Falls and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Autrain Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, and then kick back and relax at Sand Point Beach.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Munising trip tool .

Getting from Garden to Munising by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August in Munising, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Autrain Falls
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 12th (Wed), deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Mackinac, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Biddle House. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at Wawashkamo Golf Club, play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of car, bus, and ferry from Munising to Mackinac Island takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Mackinac Island can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Outdoors Golf Nature
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church

3
nights
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Your inner history buff will appreciate Point Iroquois Lighthouse and Crisp Point Lighthouse. Step out of the city life by going to Tahquamenon Falls State Park and Oswald's Bear Ranch. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paradise: 12-Mile Beach (in Grand Marais) and Tower of History (in Sault Ste. Marie).

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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. Traveling from Mackinac Island in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Paradise, with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Newberry, Sault Ste. Marie, 12-Mile Beach
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Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Oswald's Bear Ranch ©
Oswald's Bear Ranch
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Point Iroquois Lighthouse

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