8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Dayton
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h
1
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Paradise
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
ferry:  15​min
4
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
+4
ferry + bus + taxi + Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
End: Dayton

2
nights
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, beaches, outdoors, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls, stop by Open Wings Pottery & Gallery, and explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Munising journey planner.

Dayton to Munising is an approximately 5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or drive. In May, Munising is slightly colder than Dayton - with highs of 59°F and lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

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

2
nights
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Museum Ship Valley Camp, then don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, and then admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Oswald's Bear Ranch, then explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls, and then examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Paradise attractions planner .

You can drive from Munising to Paradise in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and car. In May in Paradise, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

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

1
night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, then stroll around Bridge View Park, and finally get great views at Castle Rock.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Ignace trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Paradise to Saint Ignace takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in May, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks Museums
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Bridge View Park ©
Bridge View Park
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge
Castle Rock ©
Castle Rock

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Trinity Church, learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, trot along with a tour on horseback, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Mackinac Island attractions planner .

Mackinac Island is just a stone's throw from Saint Ignace. In May, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

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