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
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Manistique
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  2​h
4
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
+3
Ferry + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Chicago

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): stroll around Presque Isle Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): wander the streets of Downtown Marquette, then kick back and relax at Sand Point Beach, and then admire the sheer force of Tannery Falls.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Marquette trip builder .

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 a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chicago in August: high temperatures in Marquette hover around 73°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Manistique.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Munising
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Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach
Tannery Falls ©
Tannery Falls
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park

2
nights
Manistique

Manistique ©
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Historical Village Fayette Park, then steep yourself in history at Fayette Historic State Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Palms Book State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Seney National Wildlife Refuge, relax in the rural setting at Thompson State Fish Hatchery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Manistique itinerary planner .

Drive from Marquette to Manistique in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Manistique are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Garden, Seney National Wildlife Refuge
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Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park
Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park
Seney National Wildlife Refuge ©
Seney National Wildlife Refuge

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and then examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Paradise trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Manistique to Paradise by car takes about 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks Nature Museums
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Tahquamenon Falls ©
Tahquamenon Falls
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Biddle House, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Paradise in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Mackinac Island, with lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

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