6 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

6 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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6 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Marquette
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  2​h
4
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Chicago

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Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Lakenenland Sculpture Park and then take a stroll through Downtown Marquette.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Marquette day trip planning site .

Chicago to Marquette is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Chicago in July: high temperatures in Marquette hover around 75°F and lows are around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Munising.

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Neighborhoods Parks Shopping
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Downtown Marquette ©
Downtown Marquette

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, then admire the sheer force of Munising Falls, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Point Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Munising trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Marquette to Munising takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Paradise.

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. On the 16th (Tue), examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, and then immerse yourself in nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Paradise trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Munising to Paradise in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and car. In July in Paradise, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

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

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and finally learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Biddle House, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, then identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, and finally play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island holiday builder app .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock

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