8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  7​h
1
Marquette
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  2​h
4
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry:  15​min
5
Saint Ignace
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  8​h
End: Kansas City

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): walk around Lakenenland Sculpture Park, then take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Presque Isle Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Marquette online sightseeing planner .

Kansas City to Marquette is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In September, Marquette is slightly colder than Kansas City - with highs of 68°F and lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Lakenenland Sculpture Park ©
Lakenenland Sculpture Park

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 6th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Munising Falls and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls, then 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, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Munising driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by car from Marquette to Munising takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in September, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough 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

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Paradise trip planner.

Traveling by car from Munising to Paradise takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks Nature Museums
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Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Tahquamenon Falls ©
Tahquamenon Falls

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 9th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Biddle House, learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mackinac Island itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

2
nights
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock, stroll around Bridge View Park, snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, then examine the collection at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then admire the striking features of Indian Village, and finally look for gifts at Manley’s Fish Market. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Name of Mary Church, then don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, and then meet the residents at Museum Ship Valley Camp.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Saint Ignace tour itinerary builder tool .

Saint Ignace is just a stone's throw from Mackinac Island. September in Saint Ignace sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sault Ste. Marie
Highlights from your plan
Bridge View Park ©
Bridge View Park
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks

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