5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
1
Paradise
— 1 day
Drive + ferry:  2​h
2
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
+2
ferry + bus + Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Munising
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Chicago

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Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. On the 11th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and then admire the majestic nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Paradise vacation builder tool .

Chicago to Paradise is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Chicago to Paradise, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in August, expect Paradise to be little chillier, temps between 73°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

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Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 12th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Biddle House, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Mackinac, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island attractions planner.

Getting from Paradise to Mackinac Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Paradise in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Mackinac Island, with lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Munising.

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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

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Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center, admire the sheer force of Munising Falls, then admire the sheer force of Miners Falls, and finally explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Munising day trip planning app .

Getting from Mackinac Island to Munising by combination of ferry, bus, and car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In August in Munising, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Miners Falls ©
Miners Falls

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