7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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Fly to Marquette, Taxi to Munising
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Munising
— 1 night
Drive
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Paradise
— 1 night
Drive
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Saint Ignace
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to New York City

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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 27th (Mon), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Munising route builder tool.

New York City to Munising is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from New York City in June, expect Munising to be slightly colder, temps between 68°F and 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Paradise.
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Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and then immerse yourself in nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paradise journey planner.

Drive from Munising to Paradise in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and car. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in June, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Saint Ignace.
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Saint Ignace — 2 nights

Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Name of Mary Church, then make a trip to Soo Locks, and then see the interesting displays at Museum Ship Valley Camp. On your second day here, get great views at Castle Rock, then walk around Bridge View Park, and then take in the views from Mackinac Bridge.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Ignace planning app.

You can drive from Paradise to Saint Ignace in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Saint Ignace sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Side Trip

Mackinac Island — 2 nights

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park. On your second day here, trot along with a tour on horseback, identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, and then discover the deep blue sea with Great Turtle Kayak Tours.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island trip itinerary website.

Traveling by ferry from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island takes an hour. July in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
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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.
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