12 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

12 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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12 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 night
bus + ferry:  3​h 15​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
ferry + Drive:  2​h
3
Paradise
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Munising
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Marquette
— 1 day
Drive:  11​h 15​min
End: Columbus

1
night
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie ©
Sault Ste. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Tower of History, then meet the residents at Museum Ship Valley Camp, and then make a trip to Soo Locks.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Sault Ste. Marie trip itinerary builder site .

Columbus to Sault Ste. Marie is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Columbus in June, with highs in Sault Ste. Marie at 72°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Shopping Fun & Games Nightlife
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Kewadin Casino ©
Kewadin Casino
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Museum Ship Valley Camp ©
Museum Ship Valley Camp

3
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. St Anne's Catholic Church and Fort Holmes will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Mackinac Island State Park and Arch Rock. There's lots more to do: deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Mackinac, steep yourself in history at Biddle House, look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, and don't miss a visit to Is it you spot from Somewhere in Time movie!.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Sault Ste. Marie to Mackinac Island takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Sault Ste. Marie in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mackinac Island: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

2
nights
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. On the 25th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Paradise trip simple and quick.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Paradise can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

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

4
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Escape the urban bustle at Sand Point Beach and Fayette Historic State Park. Change things up with a short trip to Palms Book State Park in Manistique (about 1h 05 min away). Spend the 26th (Tue) exploring nature at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock and admire the sheer force of Munising Falls.

Plan my day in Munising using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Paradise to Munising takes 2.5 hours. In June in Munising, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Palms Book State Park, Fayette Historic State Park
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park
Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park

1
day
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Lakenenland Sculpture Park, then stop by Touch of Finland, and then admire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Marquette online trip maker .

Drive from Munising to Marquette in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Marquette can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lakenenland Sculpture Park ©
Lakenenland Sculpture Park
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Touch of Finland ©
Touch of Finland

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