8 days in Michigan’s Central Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Michigan’s Central Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan’s Central Upper Peninsula visit planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Marquette, Taxi to Munising
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Munising
— 3 nights
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Grand Marais
— 1 night
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Garden
— 1 night
Drive
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Marquette
— 2 nights
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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. Get out of town with these interesting Munising side-trips: Manistique (Thompson State Fish Hatchery, Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring), &more). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls, take an in-depth tour of Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center, and take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock.

For ratings and other tourist information, read our Munising trip planner.

Indianapolis to Munising is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Indianapolis in October, expect Munising to be a bit cooler, temps between 57°F and 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Marais

— 1 night
Grand Marais is an unincorporated community in Burt Township, Alger County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): make a trip to Au Sable Light Station, go for a walk through Log Slide Overlook, and then head outdoors with Sable Falls.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Marais trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Munising to Grand Marais by car takes about 1.5 hours. October in Grand Marais sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Garden.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Outdoors

Garden

— 1 night
Garden is a village in Delta County of the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Historical Village Fayette Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Fayette Historic State Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Garden online itinerary planner.

Getting from Grand Marais to Garden by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Garden can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Garden

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Marquette

— 2 nights
Marquette is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Marquette County. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Jilbert Dairy, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, then stroll around Presque Isle Park, and finally wander the streets of Downtown Marquette. On the next day, explore the activities along Dead River Falls, then examine the collection at Marquette Maritime Museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at Lakenenland Sculpture Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Marquette vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Garden to Marquette in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Marquette can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife