8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula trip maker

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Marquette
— 1 night
Drive
2
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive
4
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Ferry
5
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Cleveland

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Marquette

— 1 night
Marquette is a city in the U.S. On the 26th (Fri), stop by Downtown Marquette.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Marquette trip itinerary builder tool.

Cleveland to Marquette is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cleveland in June, with highs in Marquette at 70°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Munising

— 2 nights
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 28th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Munising Falls and then explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, then stop by Upper Peninsula Inspired, and finally admire the sheer force of Wagner Falls.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Munising travel planning app.

Getting from Marquette to Munising by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in June, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Paradise

— 1 night
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. On the 30th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Paradise sightseeing planner.

Getting from Munising to Paradise by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and car. In June, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums · Nature · Parks

Saint Ignace

— 1 night
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, then walk around Bridge View Park, and finally get great views at Castle Rock.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Saint Ignace day trip site.

Drive from Paradise to Saint Ignace in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Museums

Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, steep yourself in history at Fort Mackinac, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Keep things going the next day: stop by Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island takes an hour. In July, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

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.