8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  4​h
1
Marquette
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  2​h
4
Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
ferry + bus:  3​h 45​min
5
Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Detroit

few
hours
Marquette

Marquette
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take a stroll through Downtown Marquette and then view the masterpieces at Lakenenland Sculpture Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Marquette trip builder site .

Detroit to Marquette is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Detroit in September; daily highs in Marquette reach 68°F and lows reach 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Neighborhoods Museums Parks

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 8th (Sun): 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, admire the sheer force of Munising Falls, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Point Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Munising trip planning site .

You can drive from Marquette to Munising in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
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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. On the 10th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, and then admire the majestic nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Paradise trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Munising to Paradise in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums Parks Nature
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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

3
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Get a sense of the local culture at Fort Mackinac and Round Island Lighthouse. Get outdoors at Mackinac Island State Park and Jewel Golf Course. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, step off the mainland to explore Eagle Point Cave, and steep yourself in history at Trinity Church.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island travel route planner .

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. In September, daily temperatures in Mackinac Island can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Golf Outdoors
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Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock

1
night
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie
Sault Ste. On the 14th (Sat), visit a coastal fixture at USDA Iroquois Lighthouse, make a trip to Soo Locks, then view the masterpieces at Riverstone Gallery, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Soo Brewing Company, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Name of Mary Church.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sault Ste. Marie trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Sault Ste. Marie in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Museums
Highlights from your plan
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Holy Name of Mary Church ©
Holy Name of Mary Church
Soo Brewing Company ©
Soo Brewing Company

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