7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula route planner
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Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Drive
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Paradise
— 1 night
Drive
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Munising
— 1 night
Drive
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Marquette
— 1 night
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Mackinac Island — 2 nights

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Mackinac Island is known for nature, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island trip itinerary website.

Columbus to Mackinac Island is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Columbus in April, expect nights in Mackinac Island to be a bit cooler, around 30°F, while days are colder, around 42°F. You'll set off for Saint Ignace on the 11th (Mon).
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Saint Ignace — 1 night

Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 12th (Tue), look for gifts at JoAnn's Fudge, see the interesting displays at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc., then snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, and finally stroll around Bridge View Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Saint Ignace trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 42°F in April, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Paradise.
Parks · Museums · Shopping
Side Trip

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. To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Paradise road trip website.

You can drive from Saint Ignace to Paradise in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in April, and nighttime lows around 27°F. You'll set off for Munising on the 13th (Wed).
Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Munising — 1 night

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 13th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, then stop by UP-Scale Art, then admire the sheer force of Munising Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Wagner Falls.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Munising driving holiday planner.

Drive from Paradise to Munising in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in April, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Marquette.
Parks · Nature · Shopping

Marquette — 1 night

Marquette is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Marquette County. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park, take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blackrocks Brewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Downtown Marquette, then relax in the rural setting at Jilbert Dairy, and then view the masterpieces at Lakenenland Sculpture Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Marquette travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Munising to Marquette in an hour. Another option is to drive. In April in Marquette, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 26°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Upper Peninsula travel guide

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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.