8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Detroit
+3
Fly + taxi + bus + ferry:  9​h 45​min
1
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry + bus:  3​h 45​min
2
Sault Ste. Marie
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Marquette
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Detroit

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Biddle House, explore the galleries of Fort Mackinac, explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, then identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mackinac Island trip builder website .

Detroit to Mackinac Island is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, Mackinac Island is little chillier than Detroit - with highs of 72°F and lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

few
hours
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie ©
Sault Ste. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): meet the residents at Museum Ship Valley Camp, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Name of Mary Church, then don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, and finally visit a coastal fixture at USDA Iroquois Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Sault Ste. Marie visit planning site .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Sault Ste. Marie in 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Sault Ste. Marie can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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USDA Iroquois Lighthouse ©
USDA Iroquois Lighthouse
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks
Holy Name of Mary Church ©
Holy Name of Mary Church

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): look and learn at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and finally admire the majestic nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Paradise trip app .

Drive from Sault Ste. Marie to Paradise in 1.5 hours. In August in Paradise, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Whitefish Point Bird Observatory ©
Whitefish Point Bird Observatory
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

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 16th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Wagner Falls, kick back and relax at Sand Point Beach, then admire the sheer force of Miners Falls, and finally explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock.

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Traveling by car from Paradise to Munising takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. In August, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Miners Falls ©
Miners Falls
Wagner Falls ©
Wagner Falls

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night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, then immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Lakenenland Sculpture Park, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Blackrocks Brewery.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Marquette trip planner .

You can drive from Munising to Marquette in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Marquette are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

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

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