11 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

11 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula tour planner

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

11 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  3​h
1
Marquette
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Munising
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Manistique
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Saint Ignace
— 2 nights
ferry:  15​min
5
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  2​h
6
Paradise
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis

few
hours
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): sample the tasty concoctions at Blackrocks Brewery and then admire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Marquette road trip planning website .

Minneapolis to Marquette is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Marquette is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Minneapolis in July: high temperatures in Marquette hover around 75°F and lows are around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Blackrocks Brewery ©
Blackrocks Brewery

3
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Attractions like Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Sand Point Beach make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, take in the dramatic scenery at Wagner Falls, take in the pleasant sights at Autrain Falls, and look for gifts at Upper Peninsula Inspired.

To plan Munising vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Marquette to Munising takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Manistique.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Autrain Falls
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls

1
night
Manistique

Manistique
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. On the 28th (Sun), stop by The Mustard Seed, experience rural life at Thompson State Fish Hatchery, then take in the dramatic natural features at Palms Book State Park, and finally explore the activities along Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring).

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Manistique trip planner .

You can drive from Munising to Manistique in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Manistique are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) ©
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)
Thompson State Fish Hatchery ©
Thompson State Fish Hatchery

2
nights
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 29th (Mon), stroll through Bridge View Park, get great views at Castle Rock, admire the landmark architecture of Indian Village, then browse the exhibits of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and finally take in the waterfront at Huron Boardwalk. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Deer Ranch, admire all the interesting features of Mystery Spot, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at GarLyn Zoological Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Ignace sightseeing app .

Getting from Manistique to Saint Ignace by car takes about 1.5 hours. July in Saint Ignace sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

GarLyn Zoological Park
Highlights from your plan
Bridge View Park ©
Bridge View Park
Castle Rock ©
Castle Rock
Deer Ranch ©
Deer Ranch

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Biddle House, explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park. On your second day here, look for gifts at Caddywampus, make a trip to Fort Holmes, take a pleasant ride 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.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island travel route planner .

Mackinac Island is just a short distance from Saint Ignace. In July in Mackinac Island, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

2
nights
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Oswald's Bear Ranch, explore the engaging exhibits at Tahquamenon Logging Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park, get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, and then see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Paradise, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Mackinac Island in August, Paradise is slightly colder at night with lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Newberry
Highlights from your plan
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Oswald's Bear Ranch ©
Oswald's Bear Ranch
Tahquamenon Logging Museum ©
Tahquamenon Logging Museum

Similar Plans

15 days in Upper Peninsula BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 14 days in Upper Peninsula BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Upper Peninsula BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Upper Peninsula BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Upper Peninsula BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Upper Peninsula BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Upper Peninsula BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Upper Peninsula BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, romantic, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Upper Peninsula BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Upper Peninsula BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, romantic, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Upper Peninsula BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Upper Peninsula BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans