7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula holiday planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Marquette
Drive
2
Munising
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Paradise
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
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Marquette

Marquette is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Marquette County. To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Marquette day trip planner.

Saint Louis to Marquette is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Saint Louis to Marquette is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Saint Louis in September: high temperatures in Marquette hover around 68°F and lows are around 48°F. You will leave for Munising on the 3rd (Sat).
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Munising — 3 nights

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munising: Manistique (Palms Book State Park & Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, take in the dramatic scenery at Wagner Falls, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Munising trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Marquette to Munising by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Paradise.
Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trip

Paradise — 2 nights

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 6th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light and then look and learn at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Paradise road trip planning site.

Getting from Munising to Paradise by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and car. In September, daily temperatures in Paradise can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Saint Ignace.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Saint Ignace — 1 night

Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 8th (Thu), enjoy the sea views from McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site and then snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Ignace sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Paradise to Saint Ignace by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. September in Saint Ignace sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.
Historic Sites
Side Trip

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.