5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Flint
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Saint Ignace
— Few hours
ferry:  15​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  2​h
3
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Flint

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Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock, and then snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Ignace trip itinerary planner .

Flint to Saint Ignace is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Flint in July: highs in Saint Ignace hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Museums
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Museum of Ojibwa Culture ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge
Castle Rock ©
Castle Rock

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night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Biddle House, then expand your understanding of the military at Fort Mackinac, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mackinac Island itinerary app .

Mackinac Island is just a short distance from Saint Ignace. In July in Mackinac Island, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Paradise itinerary tool .

Getting from Mackinac Island to Paradise by combination of ferry and car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Paradise when traveling from Mackinac Island in July, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
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 25th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Open Wings Pottery & Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center, then take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Munising trip planning site .

You can drive from Paradise to Munising in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. July in Munising sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Munising

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Open Wings Pottery & Gallery ©
Open Wings Pottery & Gallery

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