5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula travel planner

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Ferry
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry to St Ignace, Drive to Paradise
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Paradise
— 1 night
Drive
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Munising
— 1 night
Drive

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Saint Ignace

— 1 night
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): deepen your understanding at Lake Superior State University, don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, and then take in panoramic vistas at Tower of History. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Mackinac Fudge Shop, snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, then walk around Bridge View Park, and finally get great views at Castle Rock.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Saint Ignace trip itinerary planning site.

Kalamazoo to Saint Ignace is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Kalamazoo in April, expect Saint Ignace to be slightly colder, temps between 42°F and 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, take an in-depth tour of Fort Mackinac, then steep yourself in history at Trinity Church, and finally explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island vacation planner.

Traveling by ferry from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island takes an hour. April in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 42°F and lows of 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

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. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Paradise trip itinerary maker tool.

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 43°F in April, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Nature · Parks · Museums

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. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, and then admire the sheer force of Munising Falls.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Munising trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Paradise to Munising in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and shuttle. In April, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks

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.