6 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

6 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula trip planner

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Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Ferry
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry to St Ignace, Drive to Paradise
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Paradise
— 1 night
Drive
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Munising
— 2 nights
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Saint Ignace

— 1 night
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, then stroll around Bridge View Park, and finally take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Ignace vacation planning tool.

Eau Claire to Saint Ignace is an approximately 7-hour car ride. Traveling from Eau Claire to Saint Ignace, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Eau Claire in July, plan for little chillier days in Saint Ignace, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Museums

Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Trinity Church, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island day trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Paradise

— 1 night
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and then immerse yourself in nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Paradise trip maker website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Paradise when traveling from Mackinac Island in July, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Nature · Parks · Museums

Munising

— 2 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls and then explore the activities along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, then get engrossed in the history at Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Munising trip builder tool.

Getting from Paradise to Munising by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Munising are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Upper Peninsula travel guide

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Waterfalls · Geologic Formations · State Parks
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.