12 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

12 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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12 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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

1
night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 22nd (Sun), get great views at Castle Rock, then walk around Bridge View Park, and then take in the views from Mackinac Bridge. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Deer Ranch, then immerse yourself in nature at Straits State Park, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Huron Boardwalk.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Saint Ignace online travel route planner .

Midland to Saint Ignace is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Midland in September, expect nights in Saint Ignace to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are slightly colder, around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

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

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 24th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Biddle House, learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Caddywampus, steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, then trot along with a tour on horseback, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island day trip planning app .

Mackinac Island is just a short distance from Saint Ignace. September in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can 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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paradise tour planner .

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 and bus. Traveling from Mackinac Island in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 49°F in Paradise. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive 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

3
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Munising: Manistique (Palms Book State Park & Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)). Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring nature at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, try for a hole-in-one at Miners Falls Mini Golf, admire the sheer force of Munising Falls, and look for gifts at Open Wings Pottery & Gallery.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Munising tour site .

Traveling by car from Paradise to Munising takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Manistique
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) ©
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)
Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park

2
nights
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. On the 30th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, then identify plant and animal life at Presque Isle Park, and then browse the exhibits of Lakenenland Sculpture Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Downtown Marquette, see the interesting displays at Marquette Maritime Museum, then make a trip to Superior Dome, then admire the sheer force of Yellow Dog Falls, and finally explore and take pictures at Jilbert Dairy.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Marquette trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Munising to Marquette in an hour. Traveling from Munising in September, plan for little chillier nights in Marquette, with lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Yellow Dog Falls
Highlights from your plan
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Lakenenland Sculpture Park ©
Lakenenland Sculpture Park

2
nights
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Bond Falls. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Porcupine Mountains State Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Clouds.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Ontonagon trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Marquette to Ontonagon in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Ontonagon are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks Nature Outdoors
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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