8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula visit planner

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Make it your trip
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
Fly

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Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, then look for gifts at Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, and then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, then examine the collection at Liberty Lego Display, and finally paddle through the water with Great Turtle Kayak Tours.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island trip planner.

Cleveland to Mackinac Island is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Cleveland in July, things will get little chillier in Mackinac Island: highs are around 73°F and lows about 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

Saint Ignace

— 2 nights
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then immerse yourself in nature at Straits State Park, then snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, and finally take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): walk around Bridge View Park, then shop like a local with Riverstone Gallery, then make a trip to Soo Locks, and finally contemplate the long history of Tower of History.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Saint Ignace online tour planner.

Getting from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace by ferry takes about an hour. In July, daytime highs in Saint Ignace are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Paradise.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

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 13th (Tue), examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Paradise trip planner.

Getting from Saint Ignace to Paradise by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Saint Ignace in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Paradise, with lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums · Parks · Nature

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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): stroll around Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and then take in the dramatic scenery at Spray Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stop by Open Wings Pottery & Gallery, then explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Munising travel route planner.

You can drive from Paradise to Munising in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and shuttle. July in Munising sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Marquette

— 1 night
Marquette is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Marquette County. On the 16th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Lakenenland Sculpture Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, and then admire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Marquette trip planner.

Drive from Munising to Marquette in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to fly 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.