5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  4​h
1
Marquette
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Munising
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + bus + ferry:  6​h 15​min
3
Mackinac Island
— 1 day
ferry + Drive:  2​h
4
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Detroit

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hours
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): sample the tasty concoctions at Blackrocks Brewery and then admire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Marquette trip planner.

Detroit to Marquette is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Detroit in July; daily highs in Marquette reach 75°F and lows reach 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Blackrocks Brewery ©
Blackrocks Brewery

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, then admire the sheer force of Miners Falls, then admire the sheer force of Munising Falls, and finally try for a hole-in-one at Miners Falls Mini Golf.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Munising visit planner.

You can drive from Marquette to Munising in 1.5 hours. In July in Munising, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Miners Falls ©
Miners Falls

1
day
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Biddle House, deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Mackinac, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mackinac Island trip builder .

You can do a combination of car, bus, and ferry from Munising to Mackinac Island in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls, and then admire the majestic nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Paradise day trip tool .

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. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Paradise when traveling from Mackinac Island in July, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks Nature Museums
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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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