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
— 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
— 1 night
Drive
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Marquette
— 1 night
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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 28th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at 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 see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mackinac Island trip planner.

Columbus to Mackinac Island is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, Mackinac Island is slightly colder than Columbus - with highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Saint Ignace

— 1 night
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, then stroll around Bridge View Park, and finally get great views at Castle Rock.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Saint Ignace itinerary planner.

Getting from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace by ferry takes about an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough 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 30th (Tue), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Museum Ship Valley Camp, make a trip to Soo Locks, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, and then identify plant and animal life at Oswald's Bear Ranch.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Paradise vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Saint Ignace to Paradise takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Paradise are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Munising

— 1 night
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 2nd (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls and then walk around Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Munising day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Paradise to Munising takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. July in Munising sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Marquette

— 1 night
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Lakenenland Sculpture Park, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, and then immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Marquette journey planner.

Traveling by car from Munising to Marquette takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Marquette are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

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.