8 days in Upper Peninsula & Ludington Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula & Ludington Itinerary

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Marquette
— 1 night
Drive
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Munising
— 1 night
Drive
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Paradise
— 1 night
Drive to St Ignace, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry
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Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Drive
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Ludington
— 2 nights
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Marquette

— 1 night
Marquette is a city in the U.S. On the 8th (Mon), stop by Downtown Marquette.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Marquette online tour planner.

Columbus to Marquette is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Columbus in June; daily highs in Marquette reach 70°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Munising

— 1 night
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 10th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Wagner Falls, take an in-depth tour of Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center, then stroll through Sand Point Beach, and finally admire the sheer force of Tannery Falls.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Munising online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Marquette to Munising in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Munising are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Paradise

— 1 night
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): look and learn at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park, and then explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Paradise 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 June, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): Head underground at Eagle Point Cave, contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, then tee off at Jewel Golf Course, then steep yourself in history at Biddle House, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island day trip app.

Getting from Paradise to Mackinac Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. June in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Outdoors · Tours · Golf · Historic Sites

Saint Ignace

— 1 night
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 13th (Sat), stroll around Bridge View Park, immerse yourself in nature at Straits State Park, then see the interesting displays at Fort de Baude Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Ojibwa Culture.

Planning Saint Ignace trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Traveling by ferry from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace takes an hour. June in Saint Ignace sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ludington.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Ludington

— 2 nights
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. On the 14th (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Silver Lake State Park, then kick back and relax at Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access, and then explore by horseback at Rainbow Ranch is now Stony Lake Stables. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Stearns Park, then enjoy the sea views from Big Sable Point Lighthouse, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Father Jacques Marquette Shrine.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ludington trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint Ignace to Ludington takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Saint Ignace in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Ludington, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

Upper Peninsula travel guide

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Waterfalls · Geologic Formations · State Parks
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.