7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Paradise
— 1 night
Drive
2
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Marquette
— 1 night
Drive
4
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Ferry
5
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
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Ferry to Mackinaw, Bus to Clare, Taxi to Midland

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Paradise

— 1 night
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and then make a trip to Soo Locks.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Paradise day trip website.

Midland to Paradise is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Midland in July: highs in Paradise hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Munising

— 2 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 15th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wagner Falls, and finally putt your heart out at Miners Falls Mini Golf.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Munising road trip planning website.

Drive from Paradise to Munising in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Marquette

— 1 night
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): shop like a local with Lakenenland Sculpture Park, experience rural life at Jilbert Dairy, then take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, and finally admire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Marquette tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Munising to Marquette takes 1.5 hours. July in Marquette sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Saint Ignace

— 1 night
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Start off your visit on the 18th (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 get great views at Castle Rock.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Saint Ignace trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Marquette to Saint Ignace by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can 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. On the 19th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island attractions website.

You can ride a ferry from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · 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.