8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula route planner

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

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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. Get out of town with these interesting Munising side-trips: Marquette (Presque Isle Park & Lakenenland Sculpture Park). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the dramatic scenery at Spray Falls, and explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Munising itinerary planner.

Miami to Munising is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Miami in July: highs in Munising hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Paradise vacation tool.

Getting from Munising to Paradise by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and car. In July, daytime highs in Paradise are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums · Parks · Nature

Saint Ignace

— 2 nights
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then get great views at Castle Rock, then snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, and finally admire the majestic nature at Straits State Park. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Museum Ship Valley Camp, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Riverstone Gallery.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Ignace online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Paradise to Saint Ignace takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Museums · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mackinac Island trip website.

You can ride a ferry from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Tours · Historic Sites

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.