8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Appleton
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Garden
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Marquette
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Newberry
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  2​h
6
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry:  15​min
7
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Appleton

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Garden

Garden ©
Garden is a village in Delta County of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Historical Village Fayette Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Fayette Historic State Park.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, use the Garden trip planner.

Appleton to Garden is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Appleton to Garden. In August, Garden is little chillier than Appleton - with highs of 72°F and lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Marquette.

Things to do in Garden

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park
Historical Village Fayette Park ©
Historical Village Fayette Park

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. On the 18th (Sun), wander the streets of Downtown Marquette, take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, and then stroll around Presque Isle Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Marquette trip planner .

Traveling by car from Garden to Marquette takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

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

2
nights
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 19th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Point Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Munising trip planning website .

Drive from Marquette to Munising in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Munising are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Newberry.

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

1
night
Newberry

Newberry ©
Newberry is a village in the U.S. On the 21st (Wed), play a few rounds at Newberry Country Club and then identify plant and animal life at Oswald's Bear Ranch.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Newberry trip planner .

You can drive from Munising to Newberry in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Newberry are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Paradise.

Things to do in Newberry

Outdoors Golf Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Oswald's Bear Ranch ©
Oswald's Bear Ranch
Newberry Country Club ©
Newberry Country Club

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): see the interesting displays 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 maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Paradise trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Newberry to Paradise by car takes about an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Tahquamenon Falls ©
Tahquamenon Falls
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. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Biddle House, contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mackinac Island trip planner.

Getting from Paradise to Mackinac Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Paradise in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Mackinac Island, with lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church

1
night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Deer Ranch, then explore and take pictures at Mystery Spot, then snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, and finally take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Saint Ignace travel itinerary planner.

Saint Ignace is just a short distance from Mackinac Island. In August, daytime highs in Saint Ignace are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
Highlights from your plan
Castle Rock ©
Castle Rock
Deer Ranch ©
Deer Ranch
Mystery Spot ©
Mystery Spot

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