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
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Marquette
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  2​h
3
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry + Bus:  4​h 15​min
4
Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  7​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Marquette trip itinerary website .

New York City to Marquette is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. In August, Marquette is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 73°F and lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Munising
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Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach
Lakenenland Sculpture Park ©
Lakenenland Sculpture Park
Open Wings Pottery & Gallery ©
Open Wings Pottery & Gallery

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. On the 14th (Wed), examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, and then immerse yourself in nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Paradise trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Marquette to Paradise takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Paradise sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) 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 15th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and finally steep yourself in history at Biddle House. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, then steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Paradise in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 59°F in Mackinac Island. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock

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night
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie
Sault Ste. On the 17th (Sat), visit a coastal fixture at USDA Iroquois Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, and then take in the exciting artwork at Riverstone Gallery.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sault Ste. Marie trip maker app .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Sault Ste. Marie in 4.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Sault Ste. Marie can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Point Iroquois Lighthouse
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Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks

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