5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Alpena
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Sault Ste. Marie
— Few hours
bus + ferry:  3​h 45​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  2​h
3
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Alpena

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Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie ©
Sault Ste. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): meet the residents at Museum Ship Valley Camp, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Name of Mary Church, and then make a trip to Soo Locks.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sault Ste. Marie trip builder .

Alpena to Sault Ste. Marie is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In July, daytime highs in Sault Ste. Marie are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Holy Name of Mary Church ©
Holy Name of Mary Church
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks

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night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 14th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Biddle House, learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mackinac Island route builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Sault Ste. Marie to Mackinac Island takes 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Museums
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

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night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): see the interesting displays 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.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paradise trip maker .

Do a combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mackinac Island in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Paradise, with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks Nature Museums
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Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Tahquamenon Falls ©
Tahquamenon Falls

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nights
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 16th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Munising Falls.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Munising holiday tool .

You can drive from Paradise to Munising in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Miners Falls ©
Miners Falls

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