6 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

6 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula travel route planner

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Make it your trip
Drive
1
Munising
— 1 night
Drive
2
Paradise
— 2 nights
Drive to St Ignace, Ferry to Mackinac Island
3
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Madison

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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. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get interesting insight from Tours, take an in-depth tour of Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center, and then explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and then admire the sheer force of Spray Falls.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Munising road trip site.

Madison to Munising is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Madison in July, expect Munising to be little chillier, temps between 74°F and 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Paradise

— 2 nights
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. You've now added Tahquamenon Falls to your itinerary. On the 13th (Tue), enjoy the sea views from Point Iroquois Lighthouse, then admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park, and then explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, then see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and then see the sky in a new way at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Paradise itinerary planner.

Drive from Munising to Paradise in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car. In July, daytime highs in Paradise are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 15th (Thu), stop by Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park. On the next day, see some colorful creatures with Great Turtle Kayak Tours, then don't miss a visit to Liberty Lego Display, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mackinac Island travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In July in Mackinac Island, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

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.