8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula trip planner

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

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 16th (Sat), learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac and then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, then contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, and then take in the exciting artwork at Maeve's Arts.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island trip builder.

New York City to Mackinac Island is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in April: high temperatures in Mackinac Island hover around 42°F and lows are around 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Saint Ignace

— 2 nights
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 18th (Mon), look for gifts at Riverstone Gallery and then don't miss a visit to Soo Locks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge and then walk around Bridge View Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Saint Ignace online day trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 42°F in April, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Paradise.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Paradise

— 1 night
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 20th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls and then admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Paradise trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Saint Ignace to Paradise takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in April, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Nature · Parks

Munising

— 2 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls and then explore the activities along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) and then explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Munising trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Paradise to Munising in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and shuttle. April in Munising sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 29°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Marquette

— 1 night
Marquette is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Marquette County. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Marquette holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from Munising to Marquette takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

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.