8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo
Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Sault Ste. Marie
— Few hours
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
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Garden
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Kalamazoo

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Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie ©
Sault Ste. For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sault Ste. Marie driving holiday planner .

Kalamazoo to Sault Ste. Marie is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kalamazoo in June: high temperatures in Sault Ste. Marie hover around 72°F and lows are around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
USDA Iroquois Lighthouse ©
USDA Iroquois Lighthouse
Tower of History ©
Tower of History

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Biddle House, then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Round Island Lighthouse, look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, then steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally make a trip to Trinity Church.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island online tour planner .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Sault Ste. Marie to Mackinac Island in 4 hours. When traveling from Sault Ste. Marie in June, plan for little chillier days in Mackinac Island, with highs around 67°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (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

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night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, and then admire the majestic nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Paradise online travel planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Munising.

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

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 19th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Lakenenland Sculpture Park, view the masterpieces at UP-Scale Art, then take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls, and finally explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Munising online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Paradise to Munising takes 2.5 hours. June in Munising sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Garden.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lakenenland Sculpture Park
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
UP-Scale Art ©
UP-Scale Art

2
nights
Garden

Garden ©
Garden is a village in Delta County of the U.S. On the 21st (Fri), steep yourself in history at Historical Village Fayette Park, admire the majestic nature at Fayette Historic State Park, and then enjoy the sea views from Seul Choix Point Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): explore the activities along Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) and then explore the striking landscape at Palms Book State Park.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Garden road trip website .

Traveling by car from Munising to Garden takes 1.5 hours. June in Garden sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Garden

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Manistique, Seul Choix Point Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park
Palms Book State Park ©
Palms Book State Park
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) ©
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)

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