11 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

11 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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11 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Midland
Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Marquette
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Ferry:  15​min
5
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  14​h
6
Ontonagon
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
End: Midland

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Oswald's Bear Ranch as well as Tahquamenon Falls. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls, then look for all kinds of wild species at Oswald's Bear Ranch, and then immerse yourself in nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, then see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Soo Locks.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Paradise trip planning website .

Midland to Paradise is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Midland in October, plan for little chillier days in Paradise, with highs around 53°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Oswald's Bear Ranch, Soo Locks
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Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Your list of things to see and do now includes DeYoung Family Zoo, Au Train Falls, Laughing Whitefish Falls, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Point Beach, admire the sheer force of Laughing Whitefish Falls, admire the sheer force of Au Train Falls, admire nature's wide array of creatures at DeYoung Family Zoo, then take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls, and finally explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, then look for gifts at Open Wings Pottery & Gallery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Wagner Falls.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Munising trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Paradise to Munising takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. In October, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

DeYoung Family Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Pictured Rocks Cruises ©
Pictured Rocks Cruises
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sand Point Lighthouse. On the 8th (Tue), enjoy the sea views from Sand Point Lighthouse, take in the exciting artwork at Lakenenland Sculpture Park, then relax in the rural setting at Jilbert Dairy, then take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, and finally stroll around Presque Isle Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Marquette trip planner.

Getting from Munising to Marquette by car takes about an hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Munising in October since evenings lows in Marquette dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sand Point Lighthouse
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Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Lakenenland Sculpture Park ©
Lakenenland Sculpture Park

1
night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, then stroll around Bridge View Park, and finally take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Saint Ignace trip maker .

Drive from Marquette to Saint Ignace in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Marquette in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 43°F in Saint Ignace. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bridge View Park ©
Bridge View Park
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge
Castle Rock ©
Castle Rock

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 10th (Thu), make a trip to Trinity Church.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island trip planner .

Mackinac Island is just a short distance from Saint Ignace. October in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 43°F at night. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Trinity Church ©
Trinity Church

2
nights
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake of the Clouds as well as Bond Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Ironwood (Downtown Miners Mural & Copper Peak). There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Porcupine Mountains State Park, go deep underground at Adventure Mining Company, explore the activities along Presque Isle River, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Summit Peak.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ontonagon holiday builder .

Explore your travel options from Mackinac Island to Ontonagon with the Route module. In October in Ontonagon, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ironwood, Adventure Mining Company
Highlights from your plan
Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Lake of the Clouds ©
Lake of the Clouds
Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State Park

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