13 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

13 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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13 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + ferry:  8​h 45​min
1
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  2​h
2
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Garden
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Marquette
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Houghton
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, and finally make a trip to Fort Holmes.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mackinac Island trip itinerary builder app .

New York City to Mackinac Island is an approximately 9-hour flight. In September, Mackinac Island is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 67°F and lows of 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. On the 27th (Fri), admire the majestic nature 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.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Paradise online road trip 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, Paradise is a bit cooler at night with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Whitefish Point Light ©
Whitefish Point Light
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park

1
night
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie
Sault Ste. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): meet the residents at Museum Ship Valley Camp, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Name of Mary Church, then view the masterpieces at Riverstone Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, and finally visit a coastal fixture at USDA Iroquois Lighthouse.

Plan my Sault Ste. Marie trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Drive from Paradise to Sault Ste. Marie in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Garden.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Holy Name of Mary Church ©
Holy Name of Mary Church
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks

1
night
Garden

Garden ©
Garden is a village in Delta County of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Historical Village Fayette Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Fayette Historic State Park.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Garden attractions planner .

You can drive from Sault Ste. Marie to Garden in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Garden are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Munising.

Things to do in Garden

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park
Historical Village Fayette Park ©
Historical Village Fayette Park

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 30th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Upper Peninsula Inspired, take in the dramatic scenery at Wagner Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Munising day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Garden to Munising in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Wagner Falls ©
Wagner Falls

2
nights
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park, then view the masterpieces at Lakenenland Sculpture Park, then stop by Thill's Fish House, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Blackrocks Brewery. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Downtown Marquette, see the interesting displays at Michigan Iron Industry Museum, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain.

Plan my trip to Marquette with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Munising to Marquette takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Munising in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Marquette, with lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Houghton.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Michigan Iron Industry Museum
Highlights from your plan
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Michigan Iron Industry Museum ©
Michigan Iron Industry Museum
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

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nights
Houghton

Houghton ©
Houghton is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Quincy Mine, see the interesting displays at Mineral Museum of Michigan, then explore the galleries of Hanka Homestead Museum, and finally take a peaceful walk through McLain State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): look for gifts at The Jampot, examine the collection at Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums, and then enjoy the sea views from Eagle Harbor Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Houghton visit planning app .

You can drive from Marquette to Houghton in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in October, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Houghton

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Eagle Harbor, Hancock, Hanka Homestead Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mineral Museum of Michigan ©
Mineral Museum of Michigan
Quincy Mine ©
Quincy Mine
Hanka Homestead Museum ©
Hanka Homestead Museum

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