8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
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Saint Ignace
— 1 night
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Paradise
— 1 night
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Munising
— 3 nights
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Marquette
— 1 night

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): make a trip to Fort Holmes and then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then look for gifts at Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, and finally deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Great Turtle Kayak Tours.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island trip itinerary maker.

Cincinnati to Mackinac Island is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Cincinnati in October, plan for little chillier days in Mackinac Island, with highs around 55°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park

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Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): examine the collection at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, then stroll around Bridge View Park, and finally get great views at Castle Rock.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Ignace trip planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace takes an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Paradise.

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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Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Paradise trip builder app.

Getting from Saint Ignace to Paradise by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Saint Ignace in October, expect little chillier with lows of 38°F in Paradise. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Whitefish Point Light ©
Whitefish Point Light

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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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munising: Manistique (Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) & Palms Book State Park). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, admire the sheer force of Spray Falls, look for gifts at UP-Scale Art, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Munising journey maker app.

Traveling by car from Paradise to Munising takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) ©
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)

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Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take a stroll through Downtown Marquette, admire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Marquette trip planner.

You can drive from Munising to Marquette in an hour. Traveling from Munising in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Marquette, with lows of 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Downtown Marquette ©
Downtown Marquette

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