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 other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Marquette trip itinerary builder app .

New York City to Marquette is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in June; daily highs in Marquette reach 70°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Lakenenland Sculpture Park ©
Lakenenland Sculpture Park

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 15th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of 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 maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Munising trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Marquette to Munising takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in June, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive 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 17th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and then admire the majestic nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Paradise vacation builder site .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Nature Parks 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

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate the long history of 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 photos and more tourist information, read Mackinac Island trip builder .

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, daily temperatures in Mackinac Island can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the 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. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Museum Ship Valley Camp, don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, then get great views at Castle Rock, and finally snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Bridge View Park, then admire the striking features of Indian Village, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and finally look for gifts at Mackinac Fudge Shop.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Saint Ignace trip planner .

Saint Ignace is just a short distance from Mackinac Island. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sault Ste. Marie
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Bridge View Park ©
Bridge View Park
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge

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