5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Marquette, Taxi to Munising
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Drive to St Ignace, Ferry to Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Detroit



— 1 night
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 23rd (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

Plan my day in Munising using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Detroit to Munising is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Detroit in July; daily highs in Munising reach 74°F and lows reach 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Wildlife


— 2 nights
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. On the 25th (Sat), observe the fascinating underwater world at Museum Ship Valley Camp, don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, and then identify plant and animal life at Oswald's Bear Ranch.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Paradise driving holiday planner.

Getting from Munising to Paradise by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and car. In July in Paradise, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 27th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Fort Mackinac, explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island tour builder site.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Mackinac Island can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature · Parks · Museums · Tours

Upper Peninsula travel guide

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.