7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Cleveland
+3
Fly + Taxi + Bus + Ferry:  7​h
1
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry:  15​min
2
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Marquette
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Cleveland

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): stop by Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mackinac Island trip maker tool .

Cleveland to Mackinac Island is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cleveland in January, with highs in Mackinac Island at 25°F and lows at 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature Parks Museums
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Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock

1
night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): walk around Bridge View Park, take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, then enjoy the sea views from Wawatam Lighthouse, and finally look for gifts at Mackinac Fudge Shop.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Saint Ignace online trip maker .

Saint Ignace is just a stone's throw from Mackinac Island. In January, daytime highs in Saint Ignace are 25°F, while nighttime lows are 14°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Paradise.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Bridge View Park ©
Bridge View Park
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge
Wawatam Lighthouse
Wawatam Lighthouse

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park, explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls, and then take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Paradise trip planner .

Drive from Saint Ignace to Paradise in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Saint Ignace in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°F in Paradise. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Nature Parks Museums
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Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Whitefish Point Light ©
Whitefish Point Light
Tahquamenon Falls ©
Tahquamenon Falls

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): Head underground at Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge and then identify plant and animal life at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, then admire the sheer force of Munising Falls, then glide through natural beauty at Valley Spur, and finally look for gifts at Open Wings Pottery & Gallery.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Munising sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Paradise to Munising takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 26°F in January, and nighttime lows around 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Valley Spur ©
Valley Spur
Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge ©

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night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Lakenenland Sculpture Park, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, and then admire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Marquette itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Munising to Marquette in an hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Marquette when traveling from Munising in January, with lows around 7°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Shopping
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Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Lakenenland Sculpture Park ©
Lakenenland Sculpture Park

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