6 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

6 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry
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Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Drive
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Paradise
— 1 night
Drive
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Munising
— 1 night
Drive
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Marquette
— 1 night
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Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 28th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Biddle House and then look for gifts at Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mackinac Island holiday maker.

Dayton to Mackinac Island is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Dayton in December, expect Mackinac Island to be a bit cooler, temps between 31°F and 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Saint Ignace

— 1 night
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 30th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, then walk around Bridge View Park, and finally get great views at Castle Rock.

Plan my day in Saint Ignace using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by ferry from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace takes an hour. In December, daytime highs in Saint Ignace are 31°F, while nighttime lows are 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Museums

Paradise

— 1 night
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park, then take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, and then examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paradise travel route app.

You can drive from Saint Ignace to Paradise in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Saint Ignace in December, plan for little chillier nights in Paradise, with lows around 15°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums · Nature · Parks

Munising

— 1 night
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 1st (Wed), admire the sheer force of Munising Falls and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Munising online tour planner.

Drive from Paradise to Munising in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. In December in Munising, expect temperatures between 30°F during the day and 19°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Marquette

— 1 night
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): view the masterpieces at Lakenenland Sculpture Park, relax in the rural setting at Jilbert Dairy, then take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Marquette route builder app.

Traveling by car from Munising to Marquette takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Munising in January, plan for little chillier nights in Marquette, with lows around 7°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Shopping · 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.