5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Cadillac
car:  10​h 30​min
1
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  2​h
2
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Cadillac

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 13th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Biddle House, explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, then identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mackinac Island trip itinerary builder tool .

Cadillac to Mackinac Island is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. When traveling from Cadillac in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Mackinac Island, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Paradise vacation planner.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Mackinac Island in July since evenings lows in Paradise dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

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Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Tahquamenon Falls ©
Tahquamenon Falls
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

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nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Miners Falls and then explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Munising route builder app .

You can drive from Paradise to Munising in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Miners Falls ©
Miners Falls

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