6 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

6 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Marquette, Taxi to Munising
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Drive to St Ignace, Ferry to Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Chicago



— 2 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Escape the urban bustle at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Miner's Beach. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, admire the sheer force of Miners Falls, and kick back and relax at Sand Point Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Munising road trip planning website.

Chicago to Munising is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Chicago to Munising, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in July, expect Munising to be little chillier, temps between 74°F and 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip


— 1 night
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. state of Michigan.Paradise is on the northeastern portion of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, on the western side of Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior, about 60mi by road from Sault Ste. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Paradise day trip tool.

Getting from Munising to Paradise by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and car. In July, daily temperatures in Paradise can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Nature · Parks · Museums

Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 15th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Fort Mackinac, explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course, then stroll through The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, then stop by Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, and finally see some colorful creatures with Great Turtle Kayak Tours.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island online trip maker.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Tours · Historic Sites

Upper Peninsula travel guide

Waterfalls · State Parks · Geologic Formations
Natural attractions steal the show on an Upper Peninsula vacation. Michigan's sparsely populated northern region is famous for its extensive shoreline along the Great Lakes and thick swathes of protected forest. Many of the region's waterways feature dramatic cascades, and a history of volcanic activity has created a wealth of interesting rock formations and colorful mineral deposits. Wildlife spotting remains a top reason to take a trip to Upper Peninsula, with deer, bears, wolves, and porcupines all easily seen in the area's pristine wilderness.