8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Marquette
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  2​h
4
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry:  15​min
5
Saint Ignace
— 2 nights
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Marquette trip itinerary app .

New York City to Marquette is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in June, with highs in Marquette at 70°F and lows at 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Shopping
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Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Jilbert Dairy ©
Jilbert Dairy

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 22nd (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls, explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, then stop by Open Wings Pottery & Gallery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Wagner Falls.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Munising day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marquette to Munising takes an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Miners Falls ©
Miners Falls

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and then immerse yourself in nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Paradise trip planner .

You can drive from Munising to Paradise in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car. In June in Paradise, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Tahquamenon Falls ©
Tahquamenon Falls

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 25th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Mackinac, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. June in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

2
nights
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, then stroll around Bridge View Park, and then take in the views from Mackinac Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Mackinac Fudge Shop, get great views at Castle Rock, then admire the landmark architecture of Indian Village, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Ojibwa Culture.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Ignace travel itinerary planner .

Saint Ignace is just a stone's throw from Mackinac Island. In June in Saint Ignace, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Soo Locks
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Bridge View Park ©
Bridge View Park
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge

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