12 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

12 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to St Ignace, Drive to Paradise
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Paradise
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 night
Drive
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Munising
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marquette
— 4 nights
Fly

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 8th (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and finally contemplate the long history of Biddle House. On the next day, enjoy the sea views from Round Island Lighthouse, stop by Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mackinac Island trip planner.

New York City to Mackinac Island is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from New York City in June, expect Mackinac Island to be a bit cooler, temps between 67°F and 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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Paradise

Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park, then identify plant and animal life at Oswald's Bear Ranch, and then take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then look and learn at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, and then enjoy the sea views from Point Iroquois Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Paradise tour itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Paradise are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Tower of History, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Museum Ship Valley Camp, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Name of Mary Church, and finally make a trip to Soo Locks.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sault Ste. Marie trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Paradise to Sault Ste. Marie in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Sault Ste. Marie are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Munising.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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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 13th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls and then explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, then take an in-depth tour of Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Point Beach.

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Drive from Sault Ste. Marie to Munising in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Marquette

Marquette is a city in the U.S. Mineral Museum of Michigan and Upper Peninsula Children's Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fayette Historic State Park and Quincy Mine. Venture out of the city with trips to Historical Village Fayette Park (in Garden) and Adventure Mining Company (in Greenland). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Presque Isle Park and take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Marquette trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Munising to Marquette by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in June, and nighttime lows around 49°F. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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.