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

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Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Ignace online trip builder .

Kalamazoo to Saint Ignace is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kalamazoo in March, with highs in Saint Ignace at 35°F and lows at 20°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fort de Baude Museum ©
Fort de Baude Museum
Museum of Ojibwa Culture ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): stop by Murdick's Fudge, identify plant and animal life at Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory, steep yourself in history at Biddle House, then don't miss a visit to Fort Holmes, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally see the interesting displays at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island trip itinerary planner.

Mackinac Island is just a stone's throw from Saint Ignace. In March, plan for daily highs up to 33°F, and evening lows to 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. On the 31st (Sat), see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more 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. In March, daily temperatures in Paradise can reach 33°F, while at night they dip to 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Whitefish Point Bird Observatory ©
Whitefish Point Bird Observatory
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Whitefish Point Light ©
Whitefish Point Light

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seney National Wildlife Refuge and Sand Point Beach. Visiting Palms Book State Park and Spray Falls will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Munising: Seul Choix Point Lighthouse (in Gulliver) and Fayette Historic State Park (in Garden).

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Munising trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Paradise to Munising in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Palms Book State Park, Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Fayette Historic State Park, Seul Choix Point Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach
Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park
Seney National Wildlife Refuge ©
Seney National Wildlife Refuge

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