11 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

11 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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11 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo
Drive:  5​h
1
Saint Ignace
— 2 nights
ferry:  15​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  2​h
3
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Marquette
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Kalamazoo

2
nights
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Venture out of the city with trips to Sault Ste. Marie (Museum Ship Valley Camp & Soo Locks). There's much more to do: snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, walk around Colonial Michilimackinac, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Saint Ignace day trip tool .

Kalamazoo to Saint Ignace is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kalamazoo in May, with highs in Saint Ignace at 58°F and lows at 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mackinaw City, Sault Ste. Marie
Highlights from your plan
Bridge View Park ©
Bridge View Park
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 4th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Biddle House, learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): look for gifts at Caddywampus, don't miss a visit to Fort Holmes, then trot along with a tour on horseback, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mackinac Island trip builder tool .

Mackinac Island is just a short distance from Saint Ignace. In May in Mackinac Island, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) 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. On the 6th (Wed), examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Paradise trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise takes 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 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Munising.

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

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 7th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Miners Falls and then walk around Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Wagner Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Munising attractions planner.

Getting from Paradise to Munising by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and shuttle. May in Munising sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car 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

3
nights
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Upper Peninsula, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, and then admire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Lakenenland Sculpture Park, then examine the collection at Marquette Maritime Museum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Blackrocks Brewery, and finally take a stroll through Downtown Marquette.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Marquette attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Munising to Marquette takes an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 38°F. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Da Yoopers Innovation Museum, Upper Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Blackrocks Brewery ©
Blackrocks Brewery

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