15 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

15 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
— 1 night
Drive
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Sault Ste. Marie
— 3 nights
Drive
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Manistique
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ontonagon
— 2 nights
Drive to Duluth International Airport, Fly to Sawyer International Airport
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Marquette
— 3 nights
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Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Biddle House and then stop by Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island trip itinerary planning tool.

Dayton to Mackinac Island is an approximately 7.5-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 Dayton in May, expect Mackinac Island to be little chillier, temps between 58°F and 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Paradise

— 1 night
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. state of Michigan.Paradise is on the northeastern portion of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, on the western side of Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior, about 60mi by road from Sault Ste. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

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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. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in May, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Paradise

Nature · Parks · Museums

Sault Ste. Marie

— 3 nights
Sault Ste. You've now added Soo Locks Boat Tours to your itinerary. Explore Sault Ste. Marie's surroundings by going to Mackinaw City (Nancy Dagwell Campbell Park, Colonial Michilimackinac, &more), Saint Ignace (Castle Rock & Mackinac Bridge) and Arts & Adventure at BrassWind Landing (in Indian River). There's much more to do: make a trip to Soo Locks, take in the exciting artwork at Riverstone Gallery, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Museum Ship Valley Camp.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sault Ste. Marie trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Paradise to Sault Ste. Marie in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in May, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Manistique.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Manistique

— 3 nights
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. state of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manistique: Munising (Spray Falls, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, &more), Fayette Historic State Park (in Garden) and Oswald's Bear Ranch (in Newberry). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) and explore the striking landscape at Palms Book State Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Manistique journey planner.

You can drive from Sault Ste. Marie to Manistique in 2 hours. Traveling from Sault Ste. Marie in May, you will find days in Manistique are a bit cooler (58°F), and nights are about the same (38°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ontonagon

— 2 nights
On the 4th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Ontonagon County Historical Museum and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bond Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Summit Peak, delve into the lush surroundings at Porcupine Mountains State Park, and then go deep underground at Adventure Mining Company.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ontonagon holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Manistique to Ontonagon takes 4 hours. In June, daytime highs in Ontonagon are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Marquette.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Marquette

— 3 nights
Marquette is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Marquette County. Explore Marquette's surroundings by going to Munising (Bridal Veil Falls, Miners Castle Rock, &more). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, experience rural life at Jilbert Dairy, walk around Presque Isle Park, and view the masterpieces at Lakenenland Sculpture Park.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Marquette online trip itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Ontonagon to Marquette with the Route module. In June, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

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.