8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Tampa
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  8​h 45​min
1
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
ferry:  15​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  2​h
3
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Munising
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Marquette
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Tampa

1
night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 19th (Thu), enjoy the sea views from McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site, then stroll around Colonial Michilimackinac, then take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Ignace day trip planning tool .

Tampa to Saint Ignace is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Tampa in September, expect Saint Ignace to be much colder, temps between 67°F and 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 Parks Museums

Side Trip

Mackinaw City
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Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse ©
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Mackinac Island trip simple and quick.

Mackinac Island is just a stone's throw from Saint Ignace. September in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature Parks Museums
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Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
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 immerse yourself in nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paradise itinerary planning app .

Getting from Mackinac Island to Paradise by combination of ferry and car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Mackinac Island in September since evenings lows in Paradise dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tahquamenon Falls ©
Tahquamenon Falls
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

3
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seney National Wildlife Refuge and Palms Book State Park. Take a break from the city and head to Fayette Historic State Park and Miners Castle Rock. Spend the 22nd (Sun) exploring nature at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Munising tour planner.

You can drive from Paradise to Munising in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. In September, daytime highs in Munising are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. 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

Side Trips

Palms Book State Park, Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Fayette Historic State Park
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park
Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Lakenenland Sculpture Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Marquette journey maker tool .

Drive from Munising to Marquette in an hour. Traveling from Munising in September, plan for little chillier nights in Marquette, with lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Lakenenland Sculpture Park ©
Lakenenland Sculpture Park

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