8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Manistique
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  2​h
4
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
ferry:  15​min
5
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Detroit

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Step off the beaten path and head to Sand Point Beach and Miners Falls Mini Golf. Explore Munising's surroundings by going to Grand Marais (Sable Falls & Log Slide Overlook). Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring nature at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock and stop by Upper Peninsula Inspired.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Munising trip itinerary planner.

Detroit to Munising is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Detroit in June, with highs in Munising at 68°F and lows at 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Manistique.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Marais
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach
Log Slide Overlook ©
Log Slide Overlook

1
night
Manistique

Manistique
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): trek along The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk, then look for gifts at The Mustard Seed, then view the masterpieces at Lake Effect Art Gallery, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Palms Book State Park.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Manistique day trip planning website .

You can drive from Munising to Manistique in 1.5 hours. In July in Manistique, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Paradise.

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

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and then examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Paradise tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Manistique to Paradise takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

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

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Biddle House, steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Is it you spot from Somewhere in Time movie!, look for gifts at Island House Bike Shop, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, and finally play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course.

Discover how to plan a Mackinac Island trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park

1
night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Deer Ranch, admire the majestic nature at Straits State Park, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and finally take in the waterfront at Huron Boardwalk.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Ignace trip planner .

Saint Ignace is very close to Mackinac Island. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

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

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