7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Sault Ste. Marie
1
Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 day
bus + ferry:  3​h 45​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  2​h
3
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Marquette
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Sault Ste. Marie

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Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie
Sault Ste. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from USDA Iroquois Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, then view the masterpieces at Riverstone Gallery, then meet the residents at Museum Ship Valley Camp, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Name of Mary Church.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Sault Ste. Marie trip maker .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Sault Ste. Marie. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

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Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks
Holy Name of Mary Church ©
Holy Name of Mary Church

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Biddle House, then brush up on your military savvy at 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 Fort Holmes, trot along with a tour on horseback, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mackinac Island vacation planner .

Getting from Sault Ste. Marie to Mackinac Island by combination of bus and ferry takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

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Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paradise travel route tool .

Getting from Mackinac Island to Paradise by combination of ferry and car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mackinac Island in September, Paradise is slightly colder at night with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks Nature Museums
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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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Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, then admire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blackrocks Brewery.

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You can drive from Paradise to Marquette in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Marquette sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

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Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Blackrocks Brewery ©
Blackrocks Brewery

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nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 19th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center, admire the sheer force of Munising Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Munising tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Marquette to Munising in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Miners Falls ©
Miners Falls

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