8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Paradise
— Few hours
Drive + ferry:  2​h
2
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Munising
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Ontonagon
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Marquette
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Detroit

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Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Paradise trip planner .

Detroit to Paradise is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Detroit in June; daily highs in Paradise reach 70°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park

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nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 30th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Biddle House, learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, identify plant and animal life at Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park

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night
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, admire the sheer force of Munising Falls, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Point Beach.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Munising travel route planner .

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and car from Mackinac Island to Munising in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In July in Munising, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach

2
nights
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. On the 4th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Bond Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Clouds, then immerse yourself in nature at Porcupine Mountains State Park, and then explore and take pictures at Adventure Mining Company.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ontonagon vacation builder tool .

You can drive from Munising to Ontonagon in 3 hours. In July in Ontonagon, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Marquette.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Adventure Mining Company
Highlights from your plan
Adventure Mining Company ©
Adventure Mining Company
Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State Park

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night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, then look for all kinds of wild species at Presque Isle Park, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Blackrocks Brewery.

Plan my day in Marquette using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Ontonagon to Marquette by car takes about 2.5 hours. July in Marquette sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Blackrocks Brewery ©
Blackrocks Brewery

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