6 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

6 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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6 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
1
Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 night
bus + ferry:  3​h 15​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  2​h
3
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Munising
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
End: New York City

1
night
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie ©
Sault Ste. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Tower of History.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Sault Ste. Marie sightseeing planner.

New York City to Sault Ste. Marie is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in May; daily highs in Sault Ste. Marie reach 64°F and lows reach 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Historic Sites
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Tower of History ©
Tower of History
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks
Lake Superior State University ©
Lake Superior State University

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Mackinac, take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mackinac Island driving holiday website .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Sault Ste. Marie to Mackinac Island takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Sault Ste. Marie in May, plan for little chillier days in Mackinac Island, with highs around 59°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Museums
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Paradise online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums Parks Nature
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Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Whitefish Point Light ©
Whitefish Point Light

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night
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 15th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Munising Falls and then take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Munising trip planner .

You can drive from Paradise to Munising in 2.5 hours. In May in Munising, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls

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