7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Norfolk
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Marquette
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  2​h
4
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry:  15​min
5
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Norfolk

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take a stroll through Downtown Marquette.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Marquette fast, fun, and easy.

Norfolk to Marquette is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Norfolk in July, expect nights in Marquette to be colder, around 53°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Lakenenland Sculpture Park ©
Lakenenland Sculpture Park

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 27th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Munising Falls and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, then look for gifts at Open Wings Pottery & Gallery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring), and finally try for a hole-in-one at Miners Falls Mini Golf.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Munising trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Marquette to Munising takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) ©
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and then immerse yourself in nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Paradise day trip planner .

You can drive from Munising to Paradise in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and car. In July in Paradise, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

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

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Biddle House, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Mackinac, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mackinac Island trip itinerary planner .

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. July in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Museums
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

1
night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 31st (Wed), walk around Bridge View Park, snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock, then admire the striking features of Indian Village, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Ojibwa Culture.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Saint Ignace trip maker tool .

Saint Ignace is just a stone's throw from Mackinac Island. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Bridge View Park ©
Bridge View Park
Castle Rock ©
Castle Rock
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge

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