5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula vacation maker

Make it your trip
Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry to St Ignace, Drive to Paradise
— 1 night
— 2 nights


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 17th (Thu): stop by Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, head off the coast to Eagle Point Cave, then pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, then explore and take pictures at Fort Mackinac, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, stroll through The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, then see the interesting displays at Liberty Lego Display, and finally see some colorful creatures with Great Turtle Kayak Tours.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island visit planner.

Flint to Mackinac Island is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, Mackinac Island is a bit cooler than Flint - with highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Tours · Nature · Wildlife


— 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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Paradise tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. June in Paradise sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks · Nature · Museums


— 2 nights
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 20th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls, explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, then look for gifts at Upper Peninsula Inspired, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Munising trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Paradise to Munising takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. In June, daytime highs in Munising are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Upper Peninsula travel guide

Waterfalls · State Parks · Geologic Formations
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.