8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula trip builder

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Fly to Marquette, Taxi to Munising
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Munising
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sault Ste. Marie
— 3 nights
Drive
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Paradise
— 1 night
Drive to St Ignace, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Chicago Midway

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Munising

— 2 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 1st (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Munising trip itinerary tool.

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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Munising due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier 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) to allow time to drive to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sault Ste. Marie

— 3 nights
Sault Ste. Take a break from the city and head to Wilderness State Park and Cheboygan State Park. Bring the kids along to Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park and McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site. Explore Sault Ste. Marie's surroundings by going to Mackinac Bridge (in Saint Ignace) and Mackinaw City (Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc., Colonial Michilimackinac, &more). It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Soo Locks.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Sault Ste. Marie trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Munising to Sault Ste. Marie takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Paradise

— 1 night
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. On the 7th (Fri), examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and then admire the majestic nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Paradise online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sault Ste. Marie to Paradise takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks · Nature · Museums

Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 8th (Sat), admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and then take an in-depth tour of Fort Mackinac.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island online trip builder.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Paradise in August, Mackinac Island is a bit warmer at night 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 · Tours · Historic Sites

Upper Peninsula travel guide

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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.