8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  7​h 45​min
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:  9​h
End: Dallas

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with 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.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Marquette tour itinerary website .

Dallas to Marquette is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Marquette. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dallas in September: high temperatures in Marquette hover around 68°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car 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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Munising Falls and then explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls, then explore the striking landscape 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 ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Munising trip builder app .

You can drive from Marquette to Munising in an hour. In September in Munising, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive 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

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Paradise using our trip planner.

You can drive from Munising to Paradise in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and car. In September, daytime highs in Paradise are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Nature Parks 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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Biddle House, learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mackinac Island online trip itinerary maker .

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. In September, daily temperatures in Mackinac Island can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature Parks Museums
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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. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock, walk around Bridge View Park, snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Museum Ship Valley Camp and then make a trip to Soo Locks.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Saint Ignace attractions planner .

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sault Ste. Marie
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Bridge View Park ©
Bridge View Park
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks

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