6 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

6 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula route planner
Make it your trip
Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry to St Ignace, Drive to Paradise
— 1 night
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Taxi to Marquette, Fly to New York City


Mackinac Island — 1 night

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. You've now added Sip n' Sail Cruises to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Thu), take a tour by water with Sip n' Sail Cruises, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mackinac Island day trip tool.

New York City to Mackinac Island is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, car, and ferry. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in June: high temperatures in Mackinac Island hover around 67°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paradise.
Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors

Paradise — 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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Paradise travel planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Paradise can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ontonagon.
Parks · Nature · Museums

Ontonagon — 1 night

On the 26th (Sun), delve into the lush surroundings at Porcupine Mountains State Park, admire the sheer force of Bond Falls, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Adventure Mining Company.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Ontonagon trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Paradise to Ontonagon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Ontonagon sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Munising.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trip

Munising — 2 nights

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 27th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take an in-depth tour of Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center, and then explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Munising day trip planning site.

Getting from Ontonagon to Munising by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. June in Munising sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.