8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
Fly:  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
— 3 nights
+3
ferry + bus + taxi + Fly:  10​h
End: Birmingham

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. On the 1st (Sat), wander the streets of Downtown Marquette.

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Birmingham to Marquette is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to Marquette is 1 hour. Traveling from Birmingham in June, expect nights in Marquette to be colder, around 49°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Munising.

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Lakenenland Sculpture Park ©
Lakenenland Sculpture Park
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Northern Waters Adventures as well as Miners Castle Rock. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): see the top attractions with Northern Waters Adventures, get engrossed in the history at Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center, then look for gifts at UP-Scale Art, then take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Wagner Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Alger Falls, then take an in-depth tour of Alger County Heritage Center, and finally admire the sheer force of Munising Falls.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Munising visit planner .

Traveling by car from Marquette to Munising takes an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Paradise.

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Wagner Falls ©
Wagner Falls
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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls and then immerse yourself in nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

For reviews and other tourist information, read Paradise sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Munising to Paradise in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and car. In June in Paradise, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.

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Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Tahquamenon Falls ©
Tahquamenon Falls

3
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Get in touch with nature at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World and Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory. Get a sense of the local culture at Fort Holmes and Round Island Lighthouse. Next up on the itinerary: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take an in-depth tour of Robert Stuart House, explore the fascinating underground world of Eagle Point Cave, and stop by Island House Bike Shop.

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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. June in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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