7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Fort Myers, Florida
+4
Bus + Fly + Taxi + Bus + Ferry:  10​h 30​min
1
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry:  15​min
2
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Paradise
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Munising
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Marquette
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  9​h
End: Fort Myers, Florida

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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 17th (Thu): 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 admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mackinac Island trip builder tool .

Fort Myers to Mackinac Island is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Fort Myers in October, with highs in Mackinac Island at 55°F and lows at 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

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

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Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, then walk around Bridge View Park, and finally take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Ignace day trip planning website .

Saint Ignace is just a short distance from Mackinac Island. In October, daily temperatures in Saint Ignace can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Paradise.

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Bridge View Park ©
Bridge View Park
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge
Castle Rock ©
Castle Rock

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Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Museum Ship Valley Camp, don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, and then admire the majestic nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls, get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, and then examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our 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 October, Paradise is slightly colder at night with lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Munising.

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Sault Ste. Marie
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Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

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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 21st (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Munising trip planner .

You can drive from Paradise to Munising in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Marquette.

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

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Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): wander the streets of Downtown Marquette and then admire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Marquette online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Munising to Marquette takes an hour. Traveling from Munising in October, plan for little chillier nights in Marquette, with lows around 37°F. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park

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