5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Sault Ste Marie, Taxi to Kinross, MI, Bus to Saint Ignace
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry to St Ignace, Drive to Paradise
— 1 night
— 1 night
Taxi to Marquette, Fly to Minneapolis


Saint Ignace

— 1 night
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 8th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Museum of Ojibwa Culture and then look for gifts at Manley’s Fish Market.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Saint Ignace trip planner.

Minneapolis to Saint Ignace is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight, taxi, and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Saint Ignace is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in June, with highs in Saint Ignace at 67°F and lows at 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 10th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island online vacation planner.

Ride a ferry from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island in an hour. In June in Mackinac Island, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours


— 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. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Paradise online route builder.

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. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in June, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums · Parks · Nature


— 1 night
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Munising Falls and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Munising trip builder website.

You can drive from Paradise to Munising in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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.