6 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

6 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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6 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Munising
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Paradise
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
ferry:  15​min
4
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Detroit

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hours
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pictured Rocks Cruises, Riptide Ride and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get interesting insight from Riptide Ride, get interesting insight from Pictured Rocks Cruises, then explore the activities along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, then look for gifts at Open Wings Pottery & Gallery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Munising trip itinerary maker app .

Detroit to Munising is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In May, Munising is a bit cooler than Detroit - with highs of 59°F and lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Munising

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Riptide Ride ©
Riptide Ride
Pictured Rocks Cruises ©
Pictured Rocks Cruises

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nights
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. You've now added Tahquamenon Falls State Park to your itinerary. On the 25th (Sat), explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls and then immerse yourself in nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, 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 maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Paradise trip maker site .

You can drive from Munising to Paradise in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in May, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Paradise

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

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night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse and then walk around Colonial Michilimackinac.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Saint Ignace online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Paradise to Saint Ignace takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in May, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mackinaw City
Highlights from your plan
Colonial Michilimackinac ©
Colonial Michilimackinac
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse ©
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse

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nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 28th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Biddle House and then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island online tour itinerary planner .

Mackinac Island is just a stone's throw from Saint Ignace. In May in Mackinac Island, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Trinity Church ©
Trinity Church
Biddle House ©
Biddle House

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