8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  6​h
1
Sault Ste. Marie
— 2 nights
bus + ferry:  4​h 15​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  2​h
3
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Marquette
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Indianapolis

2
nights
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie ©
Sault Ste. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Riverstone Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): get great views at Castle Rock, then take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, then examine the collection at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and finally don't miss a visit to Soo Locks.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sault Ste. Marie driving holiday tool .

Indianapolis to Sault Ste. Marie is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In June, Sault Ste. Marie is slightly colder than Indianapolis - with highs of 72°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Saint Ignace
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Bridge View Park ©
Bridge View Park
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 2nd (Tue), steep yourself in history at Biddle House, then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island trip planner .

Getting from Sault Ste. Marie to Mackinac Island by combination of bus and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Museums
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. On the 3rd (Wed), examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paradise day trip site .

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 little chillier nights when traveling from Mackinac Island in July since evenings lows in Paradise dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

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

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): explore the activities along Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring), then look for gifts at Open Wings Pottery & Gallery, then take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, and finally putt your heart out at Miners Falls Mini Golf.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Munising tour itinerary builder app .

Drive from Paradise to Munising in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) ©
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)
Miners Falls Mini Golf ©
Miners Falls Mini Golf

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. On the 6th (Sat), explore and take pictures at Jilbert Dairy, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, and then immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Marquette trip planning site .

You can drive from Munising to Marquette in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Jilbert Dairy ©
Jilbert Dairy

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