8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula journey planner
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Menominee
— 1 day
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Harris
— 2 nights
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Escanaba
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Garden
— 1 day
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Manistique
— 1 night
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Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Ferry
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Mackinac Island
— 1 day
Ferry
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Saint Ignace
— 1 night
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Paradise
— 1 day
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Munising
— 2 nights
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Norway
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Menominee — 1 day

Menominee is a city in the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Menominee County Historical Society Heritage Museum, then take in the waterfront activity at Menominee Marina, then go for a stroll along the water at Great Lakes Memorial Marina Park, and finally stroll around John Henes Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Menominee trip itinerary maker.

Greenville to Menominee is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. In June, daily temperatures in Menominee can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Harris.
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Harris — 2 nights

On the 22nd (Tue), try your luck at Island Resort & Casino and then play a few rounds at Sweetgrass Golf Course.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Harris trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Menominee to Harris takes an hour. Traveling from Menominee to Harris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Harris are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Escanaba.
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Casinos · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Golf
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Escanaba

Escanaba is a port city in Delta County in the U.S. state of Michigan, located on the Escanaba River in the banana belt of the state's Upper Peninsula. For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Escanaba tour app.

Escanaba is very close to Harris. In June in Escanaba, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 51°F at night. On the 23rd (Wed), you're off to Garden.
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Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wineries

Garden — 1 day

Garden is a village in Delta County of the U.S. state of Michigan. You've now added Garden Bay Winery to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Fayette Historic State Park, then learn about winemaking at Garden Bay Winery, and then contemplate the long history of Historical Village Fayette Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Garden trip planner.

Getting from Escanaba to Garden by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. June in Garden sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Manistique.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wineries
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Manistique — 1 night

Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. state of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Your day by day itinerary now includes The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk as well as Mackinaw Trail Winery. On the 24th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Palms Book State Park, explore the activities along Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring), experience rural life at Thompson State Fish Hatchery, then look for gifts at The Mustard Seed, then do a tasting at Mackinaw Trail Winery, and finally hike along The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Manistique travel site.

Manistique is just a short distance from Garden. In June, daily temperatures in Manistique can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Saint Ignace.
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Saint Ignace — 1 night

Saint Ignace, usually written as St. For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Ignace trip maker app.

You can drive from Manistique to Saint Ignace in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. You will leave for Mackinac Island on the 25th (Fri).
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Mackinac Island — 1 day

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Round Island Lighthouse, stop by Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, steep yourself in history at Biddle House, head off the coast to Eagle Point Cave, then don't miss a visit to Fort Holmes, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mackinac Island trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.
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Saint Ignace — 1 night

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Saint Ignace road trip planning app.

Ride a ferry from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace in an hour. You will leave for Paradise on the 26th (Sat).
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Paradise — 1 day

Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. state of Michigan.Paradise is on the northeastern portion of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, on the western side of Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior, about 60mi by road from Sault Ste. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park, explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls, then take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, and finally examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paradise trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint Ignace to Paradise takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. June in Paradise sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Munising.
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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. state of Michigan. Your day by day itinerary now includes Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore as well as Boat Tours & Water Sports. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, tour the pleasant surroundings at Miner's Beach, then admire the sheer force of Spray Falls, then admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, and finally explore the activities along Chapel Rock and Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Munising day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Paradise to Munising takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in June, and nighttime lows around 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Norway.
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Norway

Norway is a city in Dickinson County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Your day by day itinerary now includes Rainbow Gifts and Yarn as well as Piers Gorge Road. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): hike along Piers Gorge Road, then look for gifts at Rainbow Gifts and Yarn, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Fumee Falls.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Norway online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Munising to Norway takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Munising to Norway due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Munising, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Norway, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.
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Upper Peninsula travel guide

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Waterfalls · State Parks · Geologic Formations
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.
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