5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo
Drive:  5​h
1
Saint Ignace
— Few hours
Ferry:  15​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  2​h
3
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Marquette
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Kalamazoo

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Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture and then take in the views from Mackinac Bridge.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Ignace holiday planner.

Kalamazoo to Saint Ignace is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kalamazoo in August: highs in Saint Ignace hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a 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

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 10th (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and finally contemplate the long history of Biddle House. On your second day here, tee off at Jewel Golf Course, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, then steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Mackinac Island trip maker site .

Mackinac Island is very close to Saint Ignace. In August, daily temperatures in Mackinac Island can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, and then admire the majestic nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Paradise tour planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mackinac Island in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Paradise, with lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Marquette.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums Nature Parks
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Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Whitefish Point Light ©
Whitefish Point Light

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. On the 13th (Tue), admire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park, view the masterpieces at Lakenenland Sculpture Park, and then take a stroll through Downtown Marquette.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Marquette road trip site .

Getting from Paradise to Marquette by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Marquette, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Lakenenland Sculpture Park ©
Lakenenland Sculpture Park
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park

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