8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Drive:  6​h 30​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
— 2 nights
ferry + bus:  14​h 30​min
End: Chicago

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. On the 13th (Sat), wander the streets of Downtown Marquette and then walk around Lakenenland Sculpture Park. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, then immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blackrocks Brewery.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Marquette online visit planner .

Chicago to Marquette is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Marquette. In July, Marquette is little chillier than Chicago - with highs of 75°F and lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Downtown Marquette ©
Downtown Marquette

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, admire the sheer force of Munising Falls, and then kick back and relax at Sand Point Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Munising trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Marquette to Munising takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Paradise trip builder tool .

You can drive from Munising to Paradise in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums Nature Parks
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Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Whitefish Point Light ©
Whitefish Point Light

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 18th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): look for gifts at Island House Bike Shop and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mackinac Island trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Paradise to Mackinac Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

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