3 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

3 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula journey planner
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Manistique
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Marquette
— 1 night
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Paradise
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Munising
— 1 night
Taxi to Marquette, Fly to Chicago

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Manistique

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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): trek along The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Manistique online trip builder.

Chicago to Manistique is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Chicago to Manistique, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in May, expect Manistique to be a bit cooler, temps between 58°F and 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Marquette.
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Marquette — 1 night

Marquette is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Marquette County. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): stroll through Lakenenland Sculpture Park and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Marquette trip planner.

You can drive from Manistique to Marquette in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Paradise.
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Paradise

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. To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Paradise day trip site.

Drive from Marquette to Paradise in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. May in Paradise sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 39°F at night. On the 28th (Sat), you're off to Munising.
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Munising — 1 night

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Miners Falls and then explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Munising trip maker website.

Getting from Paradise to Munising by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and shuttle. May in Munising sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
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Upper Peninsula travel guide

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Waterfalls · State Parks · Geologic Formations
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.
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