8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Syracuse
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Marquette
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  2​h
5
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + bus + taxi + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Syracuse

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blackrocks Brewery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Marquette travel route planner .

Syracuse to Marquette is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June, Marquette is slightly colder than Syracuse - with highs of 70°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Blackrocks Brewery ©
Blackrocks Brewery

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 5th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls, explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, then admire the sheer force of Munising Falls, and finally putt your heart out at Miners Falls Mini Golf.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Munising trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Marquette to Munising by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sault Ste. Marie.

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
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie
Sault Ste. On the 7th (Fri), enjoy the sea views from USDA Iroquois Lighthouse, make a trip to Soo Locks, take in the exciting artwork at Riverstone Gallery, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Museum Ship Valley Camp, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Name of Mary Church.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sault Ste. Marie driving holiday planner .

Drive from Munising to Sault Ste. Marie in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Sault Ste. Marie are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks
Holy Name of Mary Church ©
Holy Name of Mary Church

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. On the 8th (Sat), examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Paradise trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Sault Ste. Marie to Paradise in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Paradise can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can 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

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 9th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Biddle House, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island online visit planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

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