8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula journey 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
— 1 night
Drive
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Paradise
— 2 nights
Drive
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Munising
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marquette
— 1 night
Fly

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Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Biddle House and then look for gifts at Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island vacation maker website.

Fort Wayne to Mackinac Island is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Fort Wayne in January, expect nights in Mackinac Island to be about the same, around 14°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Saint Ignace

— 1 night
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 25th (Sat), stroll around Bridge View Park, then snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, then enjoy the sea views from Wawatam Lighthouse, and finally look for gifts at Manley’s Fish Market.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Saint Ignace attractions planning site.

You can ride a ferry from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace in an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Saint Ignace can reach 25°F, while at night they dip to 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Paradise

— 2 nights
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park, then get engrossed in the history at Tahquamenon Logging Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Name of Mary Church. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Whitefish Bay National Forest Scenic Byway, don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, and then stop by Bird's Eye Outfitters.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Paradise sightseeing planner.

Drive from Saint Ignace to Paradise in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Saint Ignace in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 9°F in Paradise. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Munising

— 2 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 28th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Munising Falls and then stroll around Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, then explore the fascinating underground world of Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge, then glide through natural beauty at Valley Spur, and finally look for gifts at Upper Peninsula Inspired.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Munising trip planner.

Traveling by car from Paradise to Munising takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. In January in Munising, expect temperatures between 26°F during the day and 13°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Marquette

— 1 night
Marquette is a city in the U.S. On the 30th (Thu), shop like a local with Lakenenland Sculpture Park, relax in the rural setting at Jilbert Dairy, then take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, and finally admire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Marquette trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Munising to Marquette by car takes about 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Munising in January since evenings lows in Marquette dip to 7°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

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.