11 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

11 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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11 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Ontonagon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Marquette
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  2​h
5
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
ferry:  15​min
6
Saint Ignace
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. On the 1st (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Main Overlook, then explore the activities along Lake of the Clouds, and then admire the majestic nature at Porcupine Mountains State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Bond Falls and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Adventure Mining Company.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ontonagon driving holiday site .

Philadelphia to Ontonagon is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In September, Ontonagon is a bit cooler than Philadelphia - with highs of 68°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Marquette.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Adventure Mining Company
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Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Lake of the Clouds ©
Lake of the Clouds
Adventure Mining Company ©
Adventure Mining Company

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. On the 3rd (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Lakenenland Sculpture Park, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, and then walk around Presque Isle Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Marquette online day trip planner .

Drive from Ontonagon to Marquette in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in October, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

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

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 4th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Miners Falls, explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, then putt your heart out at Miners Falls Mini Golf, and finally admire the sheer force of Wagner Falls.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Munising itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Marquette to Munising in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Miners Falls ©
Miners Falls

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): 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 reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paradise trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Munising to Paradise takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in October, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks Nature Museums
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Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Tahquamenon Falls ©
Tahquamenon Falls

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Biddle House, expand your understanding of the 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. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Caddywampus, contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, trot along with a tour on horseback, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Tours
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

2
nights
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 9th (Wed), get great views at Castle Rock, walk around Bridge View Park, snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then admire the striking features of Indian Village, and finally look for gifts at Mackinac Fudge Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): examine the collection at Museum Ship Valley Camp and then make a trip to Soo Locks.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Saint Ignace online trip itinerary planner .

Saint Ignace is just a short distance from Mackinac Island. October in Saint Ignace sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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

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