8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Flint
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Marquette
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Paradise
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  2​h
4
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry:  15​min
5
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Flint

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Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. On the 20th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park.

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Flint to Marquette is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. In October, Marquette is slightly colder than Flint - with highs of 53°F and lows of 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
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 21st (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls and then explore the activities along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Miners Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, then stop by Open Wings Pottery & Gallery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Wagner Falls.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Munising trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Marquette to Munising takes an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car 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

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nights
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. On the 23rd (Wed), see the interesting displays at Museum Ship Valley Camp, then make a trip to Soo Locks, and then immerse yourself in nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, then get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, and then see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Paradise online trip builder .

You can drive from Munising to Paradise in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and car. In October in Paradise, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sault Ste. Marie
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Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, then expand your understanding of the 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. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Biddle House, look for gifts at Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, don't miss a visit to Is it you spot from Somewhere in Time movie!, trot along with a tour on horseback, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in October, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

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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Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 27th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, then stroll around Bridge View Park, and finally take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Saint Ignace online trip itinerary planner .

Saint Ignace is just a stone's throw from Mackinac Island. In October, daily temperatures in Saint Ignace can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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