8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula trip planner

Make it your trip
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Saint Ignace
— 2 nights
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Pittsburgh



— 2 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls and then walk around Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

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Pittsburgh to Munising is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Pittsburgh in July, things will get slightly colder in Munising: highs are around 74°F and lows about 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Wildlife


— 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 21st (Tue), examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, and then admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

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Drive from Munising to Paradise in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car. In July in Paradise, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums · Nature · Parks

Saint Ignace

— 2 nights
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 22nd (Wed), observe the fascinating underwater world at Museum Ship Valley Camp, stroll around Bridge View Park, and then snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock, examine the collection at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, admire the striking features of Indian Village, then make a trip to Soo Locks, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Riverstone Gallery.

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Getting from Paradise to Saint Ignace by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Saint Ignace, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 24th (Fri), make a trip to Trinity Church, learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and then identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

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Ride a ferry from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island in an hour. July in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

Upper Peninsula travel guide

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.