8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island day trip planner .

Detroit to Mackinac Island is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Detroit in September, plan for slightly colder days in Mackinac Island, with highs around 67°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Museums
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

1
night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Indian Village, examine the collection at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, stop by Mackinac Fudge Shop, take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, then walk around Bridge View Park, and finally take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Ignace trip planning site .

Saint Ignace is just a short distance from Mackinac Island. In September, daytime highs in Saint Ignace are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Paradise.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

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

2
nights
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): make a trip to Soo Locks, then visit a coastal fixture at Point Iroquois Lighthouse, and then admire the majestic nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, and then see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paradise trip itinerary 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 September, Paradise is little chillier at night with lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

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

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 19th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Munising Falls and then explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Miners Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, then admire the sheer force of Wagner Falls, and finally try for a hole-in-one at Miners Falls Mini Golf.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Munising sightseeing planner.

Drive from Paradise to Munising in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Marquette.

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

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. On the 21st (Sat), view the masterpieces at Lakenenland Sculpture Park, take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, and then immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Marquette trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Munising to Marquette by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Munising in September, plan for little chillier nights in Marquette, with lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Lakenenland Sculpture Park ©
Lakenenland Sculpture Park

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