5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula sightseeing planner

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Fly to Marquette, Taxi to Munising
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Munising
— 1 day
Drive
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Paradise
— 1 night
Drive
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Saint Ignace
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Chicago

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Munising

— 1 day
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls, get engrossed in the history at Alger County Heritage Center, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Munising day trip tool.

Chicago to Munising is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Munising is 1 hour. In April, Munising is a bit cooler than Chicago - with highs of 44°F and lows of 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Museums

Paradise

— 1 night
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. state of Michigan.Paradise is on the northeastern portion of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, on the western side of Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior, about 60mi by road from Sault Ste. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Paradise trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Munising to Paradise takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in April, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks · Nature · Museums

Saint Ignace

— 2 nights
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Museum Ship Valley Camp, don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, and then gain insight at Lake Superior State University. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): walk around Bridge View Park, take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, then get great views at Castle Rock, and finally look for gifts at Manley’s Fish Market.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Saint Ignace holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Paradise to Saint Ignace takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Saint Ignace can reach 42°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trip

Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then contemplate the long history of Fort Mackinac, then stop by Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, and finally don't miss a visit to Trinity Church.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island takes an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 42°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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.