7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Chesterfield
Drive:  6​h
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Paradise
— Few hours
Drive + ferry:  2​h
2
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
+2
ferry + bus + Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Munising
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Ontonagon
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
End: Chesterfield

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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 12th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Paradise online trip itinerary maker .

Detroit to Paradise is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Traveling from Detroit in August, things will get slightly colder in Paradise: highs are around 73°F and lows about 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks Museums Nature
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Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Whitefish Point Light ©
Whitefish Point Light

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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 13th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Biddle House, look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

Make your Mackinac Island itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

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. Traveling from Paradise in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Mackinac Island, with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park

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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. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, then tour the pleasant surroundings at 12-Mile Beach, and then kick back and relax at Sand Point Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Munising trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car from Mackinac Island to Munising in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Munising are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

12-Mile Beach
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach
12-Mile Beach ©
12-Mile Beach

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nights
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake of the Clouds, take a peaceful walk through Porcupine Mountains State Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Overlook, and finally admire all the interesting features of Adventure Mining Company. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bond Falls.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ontonagon road trip planning website .

Drive from Munising to Ontonagon in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Ontonagon can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Adventure Mining Company
Highlights from your plan
Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State Park
Lake of the Clouds ©
Lake of the Clouds

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