8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Pellston, Bus to Saint Ignace
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry to St Ignace, Drive to Paradise
— 1 night
— 3 nights
— 1 night


Saint Ignace

— 1 night
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 19th (Thu), enjoy the sea views from McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site, get insight into ancient worlds with Colonial Michilimackinac, then take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, and finally enjoy the sea views from Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Saint Ignace trip itinerary app.

Tampa to Saint Ignace is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Tampa in September: high temperatures in Saint Ignace hover around 67°F and lows are around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the galleries of Fort Mackinac, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mackinac Island online trip builder.

You can ride a ferry from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Tours · Historic Sites


— 1 night
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Paradise vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Mackinac Island in September, Paradise is a bit cooler at night with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks · Nature · Museums


— 3 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Step off the beaten path and head to Palms Book State Park and Seney National Wildlife Refuge. Get outdoors at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Fayette Historic State Park. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Munising itinerary planner.

You can drive from Paradise to Munising in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. September in Munising sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips


— 1 night
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Lakenenland Sculpture Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Presque Isle Park.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Marquette road trip app.

Traveling by car from Munising to Marquette takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Munising in September, Marquette is slightly colder at night with lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Upper Peninsula travel guide

Waterfalls · Geologic Formations · State Parks
Natural attractions steal the show on an Upper Peninsula vacation. Michigan's sparsely populated northern region is famous for its extensive shoreline along the Great Lakes and thick swathes of protected forest. Many of the region's waterways feature dramatic cascades, and a history of volcanic activity has created a wealth of interesting rock formations and colorful mineral deposits. Wildlife spotting remains a top reason to take a trip to Upper Peninsula, with deer, bears, wolves, and porcupines all easily seen in the area's pristine wilderness.