6 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

6 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula sightseeing planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Marquette, Taxi to Munising
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Munising
— 1 night
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 Springfield

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Munising

— 1 night
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 8th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock and then take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and then take in the dramatic scenery at Spray Falls.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Munising tour planner.

Springfield to Munising is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Springfield to Munising, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Springfield in April, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Munising: temperatures range from 44°F by day to 29°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Paradise online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Munising to Paradise takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car. In April in Paradise, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 27°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Paradise

Nature · Parks · Museums

Saint Ignace

— 2 nights
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the galleries of Museum Ship Valley Camp, make a trip to Soo Locks, and then deepen your understanding at Lake Superior State University. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock, then stroll around Bridge View Park, then snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, and finally look for gifts at Mackinac Fudge Shop.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Saint Ignace online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Paradise to Saint Ignace takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In April in Saint Ignace, expect temperatures between 42°F during the day and 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 13th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock and then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mackinac Island online trip itinerary builder.

You can ride a ferry from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island in an hour. In April, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 42°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Nature

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.