11 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

11 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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Drive
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Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Ferry
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to St Ignace, Drive to Paradise
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Paradise
— 1 night
Drive
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Marquette
— 1 night
Drive
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Munising
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ontonagon
— 2 nights
Drive

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night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 28th (Mon), stroll around Bridge View Park, snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, and then get great views at Castle Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Museum Ship Valley Camp, then make a trip to Soo Locks, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Name of Mary Church.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Ignace road trip app.

Midland to Saint Ignace is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Midland in September, you will find days in Saint Ignace are a bit cooler (67°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): look for gifts at Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then get the lay of the land with Fort Mackinac, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, see the interesting displays at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, get interesting insight from Tours, then identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, then don't miss a visit to Fort Holmes, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Mackinac Island journey builder.

You can ride a ferry from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

1
night
Paradise

Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, and then admire the majestic nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Paradise online trip builder.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Mackinac Island in October since evenings lows in Paradise dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums · Parks · Nature

1
night
Marquette

Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): view the masterpieces at Lakenenland Sculpture Park, then relax in the rural setting at Jilbert Dairy, then take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Marquette online attractions planner.

Getting from Paradise to Marquette by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. October in Marquette sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

3
nights
Munising

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munising: Manistique (Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) & Palms Book State Park). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, take in the dramatic scenery at Wagner Falls, take an in-depth tour of Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Munising sightseeing app.

Traveling by car from Marquette to Munising takes 1.5 hours. In October in Munising, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

2
nights
Ontonagon

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Adventure Mining Company, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bond Falls, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Overlook. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Summit Peak and then take a peaceful walk through Porcupine Mountains State Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ontonagon trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Munising to Ontonagon in 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Upper Peninsula travel guide

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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.