5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Marquette, Taxi to Munising
— 1 night
— 1 night
Drive to St Ignace, Ferry to Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Detroit



— 1 night
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and then take in the dramatic scenery at Spray Falls. On your second day here, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stop by UP-Scale Art, then take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Munising trip planner.

Detroit 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. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Detroit in July, with highs in Munising at 74°F and lows at 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours


— 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 8th (Thu): examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls, and then immerse yourself in nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Paradise trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Munising to Paradise in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car. July in Paradise sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks · Nature · Museums

Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with Great Turtle Kayak Tours, then look for gifts at Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, then stroll through The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, then explore the galleries of Fort Mackinac, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island travel tool.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. July in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Tours · Nature · Wildlife

Upper Peninsula travel guide

Waterfalls · State Parks · Geologic Formations
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.