7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula journey planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry
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Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Drive
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Paradise
— 2 nights
Drive
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Munising
— 2 nights
Taxi to Marquette, Fly to Tulsa

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Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Mackinac Island travel route app.

Tulsa to Mackinac Island is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Tulsa to Mackinac Island, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tulsa in July, expect Mackinac Island to be slightly colder, temps between 73°F and 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Saint Ignace

— 1 night
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, then walk around Bridge View Park, and finally take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Saint Ignace online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by ferry from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Saint Ignace can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Museums

Paradise

— 2 nights
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. On the 28th (Tue), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Museum Ship Valley Camp, then make a trip to Soo Locks, and then immerse yourself in nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oswald's Bear Ranch.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read 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 July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Paradise, with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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 30th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls and then explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Munising day trip app.

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 74°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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.