5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula visit planner

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Ferry
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Mackinac Island
Ferry to St Ignace, Drive to Paradise
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Paradise
— 1 night
Drive
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Manistique
— 1 night
Drive
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Munising
— 1 night
Drive

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Saint Ignace

— 1 night
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock and then walk around Bridge View Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then visit a coastal fixture at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, then delve into the distant past with Colonial Michilimackinac, and finally take in the views from Mackinac Bridge.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Ignace route builder app.

Flint to Saint Ignace is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Flint in May: high temperatures in Saint Ignace hover around 58°F and lows are around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island trip itinerary app.

Getting from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island by ferry takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in May, and nighttime lows around 41°F. On the 12th (Tue), you'll travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Parks

Paradise

— 1 night
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): 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 find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Paradise trip itinerary planner.

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. In May in Paradise, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Manistique.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums · Nature · Parks

Manistique

— 1 night
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Manistique day trip planner.

Drive from Paradise to Manistique in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Manistique can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. You'll set off for Munising on the 14th (Thu).

Things to do in Manistique

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Munising

— 1 night
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 14th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls and then stroll around Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Munising trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Manistique to Munising in an hour. In May in Munising, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 40°F at night. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Upper Peninsula travel guide

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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.