8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Sault Ste. Marie
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  2​h
4
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
+3
ferry + bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Chicago

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Munising travel route planning website .

Chicago to Munising is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Chicago to Munising, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Chicago in August: high temperatures in Munising hover around 74°F and lows are around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Palms Book State Park, Fayette Historic State Park
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park
Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park

3
nights
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie ©
Sault Ste. Museum-lovers will appreciate Mackinaw Bridge Museum and Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.. Take a break from the city and head to Wilderness State Park and Cheboygan State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sault Ste. Marie: Mackinac Bridge (in Saint Ignace) and Mackinaw City (Colonial Michilimackinac, McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site, & more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Soo Locks.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sault Ste. Marie road trip planner .

Drive from Munising to Sault Ste. Marie in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mackinaw City, Cheboygan State Park, Mackinac Bridge, Wilderness State Park
Highlights from your plan
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park ©
Mackinaw Bridge Museum ©
Mackinaw Bridge Museum
Wilderness State Park
Wilderness State Park

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Paradise trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Sault Ste. Marie to Paradise in 1.5 hours. August in Paradise sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks Nature 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

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Paradise in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Mackinac Island, with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to 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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