8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula journey planner
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Marquette
— 1 night
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Paradise
— 5 nights
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Seney
— 1 day
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Marquette — 1 night

Marquette is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Marquette County. On the 20th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Presque Isle Park, take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, and then see the interesting displays at Upper Peninsula Children's Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Downtown Marquette, then examine the collection at Marquette Maritime Museum, and then shop like a local with Lakenenland Sculpture Park.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Marquette attractions planning site.

Saint Ignace to Marquette is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Traveling from Saint Ignace in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Marquette, with lows of 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Paradise.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods

Paradise — 5 nights

Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. state of Michigan.Paradise is on the northeastern portion of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, on the western side of Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior, about 60mi by road from Sault Ste. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paradise: Brimley (Kings Club Casino & Point Iroquois Lighthouse). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park, explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls, explore the galleries of Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, and examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Paradise driving holiday planner.

Drive from Marquette to Paradise in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. You'll set off for Seney on the 27th (Mon).
Museums · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums
Side Trip

Seney — 1 day

Seney is an unincorporated community in Schoolcraft County in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, United States. On the 27th (Mon), stroll through Seney National Wildlife Refuge.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Seney trip planner.

You can drive from Paradise to Seney in 1.5 hours. September in Seney sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 49°F at night. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.
Wildlife · Parks
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Upper Peninsula travel guide

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Waterfalls · State Parks · Geologic Formations
Natural attractions steal the show on an Upper Peninsula vacation. Michigan's sparsely populated northern region is famous for its extensive shoreline along the Great Lakes and thick swathes of protected forest. Many of the region's waterways feature dramatic cascades, and a history of volcanic activity has created a wealth of interesting rock formations and colorful mineral deposits. Wildlife spotting remains a top reason to take a trip to Upper Peninsula, with deer, bears, wolves, and porcupines all easily seen in the area's pristine wilderness.