7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula trip planner

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Ferry
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to St Ignace, Drive to Paradise
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Paradise
— 1 night
Drive
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Munising
— 2 nights
Drive

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Saint Ignace

— 1 night
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 20th (Sun), examine the collection at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then look for gifts at Mackinac Fudge Shop, then take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock, and finally snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Name of Mary Church, make a trip to Soo Locks, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Museum Ship Valley Camp.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Ignace road trip tool.

Kalamazoo to Saint Ignace is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kalamazoo in June; daily highs in Saint Ignace reach 67°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, then take in the local highlights with Fort Mackinac, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Eagle Point Cave, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, then trot along with a tour on horseback, then look for gifts at Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, and finally discover the deep blue sea with Great Turtle Kayak Tours.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island trip planning website.

Traveling by ferry from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Tours · Nature · Historic Sites

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. On the 24th (Thu), examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Paradise driving holiday app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Nature · Parks · Museums

Munising

— 2 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and then admire the sheer force of Spray Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stop by UP-Scale Art, and then explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock.

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You can drive from Paradise to Munising in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. June in Munising sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · 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.