5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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Bus to Mackinaw, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to St Ignace, Drive to Paradise
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Paradise
— 1 night
Drive
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Munising
— 1 night
Drive
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Manistique
— Few hours
Drive

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Horn's Gaslight Bar & Restaurant has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and then see the interesting displays at Liberty Lego Display. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Eagle Point Cave, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course, then join in the after-dark buzz at Horn's Gaslight Bar & Restaurant, and finally stop by Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mackinac Island travel route planner.

Grand Rapids to Mackinac Island is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Grand Rapids, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mackinac Island, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 43°F. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Golf

1
night
Paradise

Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Paradise trip 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. Traveling from Mackinac Island in October, expect little chillier with lows of 38°F in Paradise. You will leave for Munising on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Paradise

Parks · Museums · Nature · Childrens Museums

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night
Munising

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 7th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Alger County Heritage Center and then explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Munising trip planner.

Traveling by car from Paradise to Munising takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. In October, daytime highs in Munising are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Manistique.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Museums

few
hours
Manistique

Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Thompson State Fish Hatchery and then learn about winemaking at Garden Bay Winery.

Before you visit Manistique, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Munising to Manistique in an hour. Another option is to drive. In October, daily temperatures in Manistique can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manistique

Wineries

Side Trip

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.