8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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Munising
— 2 nights
2
Paradise
— 2 nights
3
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
4
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights

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Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Munising is known for nature, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, look for gifts at Open Wings Pottery & Gallery, take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, and take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Munising attractions tool.

Dayton to Munising is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Dayton in May, things will get slightly colder in Munising: highs are around 59°F and lows about 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

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

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Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the galleries of Museum Ship Valley Camp, then don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, and then admire the majestic nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Oswald's Bear Ranch, explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls, and then examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Paradise visit planner.

Drive from Munising to Paradise in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car. In May, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Sault Ste. Marie, Oswald's Bear Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

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Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, then walk around Bridge View Park, and finally take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Saint Ignace online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Paradise to Saint Ignace by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daytime highs in Saint Ignace are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bridge View Park ©
Bridge View Park
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge
Castle Rock ©
Castle Rock

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 22nd (Fri), contemplate the long history of Trinity Church, 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, then trot along 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.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mackinac Island trip itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island in an hour. In May in Mackinac Island, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 41°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park

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