8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 15​min
1
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
ferry:  15​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  2​h
3
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Manistique
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Charlotte

1
night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Fort de Baude Museum.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Ignace trip planner .

Charlotte to Saint Ignace is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Charlotte in July: high temperatures in Saint Ignace hover around 73°F and lows are around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Nature Parks Museums
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Straits State Park ©
Straits State Park
Deer Ranch ©
Deer Ranch
Museum of Ojibwa Culture ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Biddle House, don't miss a visit to Fort Holmes, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church. On the next day, make a trip to Is it you spot from Somewhere in Time movie!, stop by Island House Bike Shop, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, and finally tee off at Jewel Golf Course.

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Mackinac Island is just a short distance from Saint Ignace. July in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park, then explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls, and then see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Mackinac Island in July since evenings lows in Paradise dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Manistique.

Things to do in Paradise

Nature Parks Museums
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Tahquamenon Falls ©
Tahquamenon Falls
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

1
night
Manistique

Manistique
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. On the 31st (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk, stop by The Mustard Seed, then shop like a local with Lake Effect Art Gallery, and finally explore the striking landscape at Palms Book State Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Manistique day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Paradise to Manistique takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Manistique can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to Munising.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park
The Mustard Seed ©
The Mustard Seed
Lake Effect Art Gallery ©
Lake Effect Art Gallery

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock and then stroll through Sand Point Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Munising itinerary planner.

You can drive from Manistique to Munising in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach

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