8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Lansing
Drive:  5 h 30 min
1
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Munising
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
4
Marquette
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Lansing

1
night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park, then enjoy the sea views from Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises, and then walk around Colonial Michilimackinac.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Saint Ignace vacation builder app .

Lansing to Saint Ignace is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Lansing in August, you will find days in Saint Ignace are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Mackinaw City
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Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park ©
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park
Castle Rock ©
Castle Rock
Colonial Michilimackinac ©
Colonial Michilimackinac

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 (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and then see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Paradise trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Saint Ignace to Paradise takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Saint Ignace in August, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Paradise. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Nature Parks Museums
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Tahquamenon Falls ©
Tahquamenon Falls
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

1
night
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Pictured Rocks Cruises has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge, admire the sheer force of Laughing Whitefish Falls, admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, and finally take a memorable tour with Pictured Rocks Cruises. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Spray Falls, delve into the lush surroundings at Hiawatha National Forest, then take in the pleasant sights at Autrain Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Au Train Falls.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Munising vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Paradise to Munising takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge
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Laughing Whitefish Falls ©
Laughing Whitefish Falls
Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge ©
Au Train Falls ©
Au Train Falls

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nights
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. On the 10th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Iron Ore Heritage Trail, then admire the sheer force of Yellow Dog Falls, and then immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Laughing Whitefish Falls State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Van Riper State Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Marquette holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Munising to Marquette takes an hour. In August, daytime highs in Marquette are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Yellow Dog Falls, Upper Peninsula, Van Riper State Park
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Iron Ore Heritage Trail ©
Iron Ore Heritage Trail
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Van Riper State Park ©
Van Riper State Park

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