7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
1
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  2​h
3
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
ferry + bus:  3​h 45​min
4
Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): putt your heart out at Miners Falls Mini Golf. 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, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Munising online trip itinerary maker .

Philadelphia to Munising is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Philadelphia in October; daily highs in Munising reach 57°F and lows reach 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Paradise.

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Miners Falls ©
Miners Falls

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. On the 9th (Wed), examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and then admire the majestic nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Paradise trip tool .

You can drive from Munising to Paradise in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and car. In October, daytime highs in Paradise are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

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Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Tahquamenon Falls ©
Tahquamenon Falls

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Biddle House, then browse the exhibits of Fort Mackinac, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park. On the next day, stop by Caddywampus, don't miss a visit to Is it you spot from Somewhere in Time movie!, then trot along with a tour on horseback, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Mackinac Island trip builder .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sault Ste. Marie.

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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

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Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie ©
Sault Ste. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from USDA Iroquois Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, and then examine the collection at Museum Ship Valley Camp.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sault Ste. Marie trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Sault Ste. Marie takes 4 hours. October in Sault Ste. Marie sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 41°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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USDA Iroquois Lighthouse ©
USDA Iroquois Lighthouse
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks

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