8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Rochester
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
1
Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 night
bus + ferry:  3​h 45​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  2​h
3
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Garden
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Munising
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Rochester

1
night
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie
Sault Ste. On the 28th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Riverstone Gallery.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sault Ste. Marie online route planner .

Rochester to Sault Ste. Marie is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Rochester in June, expect Sault Ste. Marie to be slightly colder, temps between 72°F and 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Museum Ship Valley Camp ©
Museum Ship Valley Camp
Holy Name of Mary Church ©
Holy Name of Mary Church

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Round Island Lighthouse, stop by Caddywampus, contemplate the long history of Biddle House, steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Mackinac Island itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Sault Ste. Marie to Mackinac Island takes 4 hours. Traveling from Sault Ste. Marie in June, you will find days in Mackinac Island are a bit cooler (67°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, and then admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Paradise driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mackinac Island in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 53°F in Paradise. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Garden.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Whitefish Point Light ©
Whitefish Point Light

1
night
Garden

Garden ©
Garden is a village in Delta County of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Historical Village Fayette Park and then admire all the interesting features of Fayette Historic State Park.

To plan Garden vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Paradise to Garden takes 2.5 hours. In July in Garden, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Munising.

Things to do in Garden

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park
Historical Village Fayette Park ©
Historical Village Fayette 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 4th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Point Beach, and then get engrossed in the history at Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Munising vacation builder website .

Drive from Garden to Munising in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach
Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center ©

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