6 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

6 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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6 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo
Drive:  5​h 45​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
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Kalamazoo

1
night
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie ©
Sault Ste. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): tee off at Wild Bluff Golf Course, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Museum Ship Valley Camp, and then enjoy the sea views from Point Iroquois Light Station.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sault Ste. Marie trip planner.

Kalamazoo to Sault Ste. Marie is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kalamazoo in August: high temperatures in Sault Ste. Marie hover around 75°F and lows are around 56°F. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Parks Golf Outdoors

Side Trip

Brimley
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Brimley State Park ©
Brimley State Park
Point Iroquois Lighthouse ©
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Wild Bluff Golf Course ©
Wild Bluff Golf Course

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 13th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Sault Ste. Marie to Mackinac Island in 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Mackinac Island can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, then examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and then admire the majestic nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Paradise trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Mackinac Island in August, Paradise is slightly colder at night with lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums Nature Parks
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Whitefish Point Light ©
Whitefish Point Light
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park

1
night
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, stroll through Sand Point Beach, then admire the sheer force of Spray Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Munising trip maker app .

You can drive from Paradise to Munising in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Munising are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Beaches
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Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach
Spray Falls ©
Spray Falls
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

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