8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Marquette
— 1 day
Drive
2
Munising
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Garden
— 1 night
Drive
4
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive to St Ignace, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Detroit

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Marquette

— 1 day
Marquette is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Marquette County. On the 20th (Tue), browse the exhibits of Lakenenland Sculpture Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, and then admire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Marquette online sightseeing planner.

Detroit to Marquette is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Detroit in July, things will get a bit cooler in Marquette: highs are around 75°F and lows about 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Munising

— 3 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Sand Point Beach and Miner's Beach. Visiting Boat Tours & Water Sports and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, take an in-depth tour of Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center, and take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Munising trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Marquette to Munising in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Garden.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Garden

— 1 night
Garden is a village in Delta County of the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 24th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Garden Bay Winery, immerse yourself in nature at Fayette Historic State Park, and then steep yourself in history at Historical Village Fayette Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Garden trip planner.

You can drive from Munising to Garden in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Garden

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wineries

Side Trip

Paradise

— 1 night
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. On the 25th (Sun), examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Paradise trip planner.

Traveling by car from Garden to Paradise takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums · Nature · Parks

Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, then pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, and finally explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock. On your second day here, discover the deep blue sea with Great Turtle Kayak Tours, look for gifts at Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, don't miss a visit to Fort Holmes, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island route builder.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

Upper Peninsula travel guide

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Waterfalls · Geologic Formations · State Parks
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.