8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula journey planner

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Manistique
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Ferry
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry to St Ignace, Drive to Paradise
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Paradise
— 1 night
Drive
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Ontonagon
— 2 nights
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Manistique

— 2 nights
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. On your second day here, stroll around Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

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

Chicago to Manistique is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Manistique due to the time zone difference. In August, Manistique is slightly colder than Chicago - with highs of 72°F and lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint Ignace

— 1 night
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 4th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Emmet County Beach 1 Mackinaw City, see the interesting displays at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc., then get insight into ancient worlds with Colonial Michilimackinac, and finally snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Saint Ignace visit planner.

Getting from Manistique to Saint Ignace by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August in Saint Ignace, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 5th (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and then take in the local highlights with Fort Mackinac.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Mackinac Island trip builder app.

You can ride a ferry from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in August, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Paradise

— 1 night
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Paradise trip maker app.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Mackinac Island in August since evenings lows in Paradise dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks · Nature · Museums

Ontonagon

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Bond Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake of the Clouds and then take a peaceful walk through Porcupine Mountains State Park.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ontonagon trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Paradise to Ontonagon in 5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Ontonagon can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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.