8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Sault Ste. Marie
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Paradise
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  2​h
4
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
+3
ferry + bus + taxi + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Charlotte

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chapel Rock and Beach as well as Tannery Falls. On the 14th (Sat), explore the activities along Chapel Rock and Beach, then admire the sheer force of Tannery Falls, and then identify plant and animal life at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Point Beach, 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, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Munising online vacation planner .

Charlotte to Munising is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Charlotte in September: high temperatures in Munising hover around 71°F and lows are around 53°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Mon) before leaving for Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach

2
nights
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie ©
Sault Ste. On the 16th (Mon), sample the tasty concoctions at Soo Brewing Company and then don't miss a visit to Soo Locks. Keep things going the next day: try your luck at Kewadin Casino, get all the equipment you need at Bird's Eye Outfitters, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Museum Ship Valley Camp, and finally contemplate the long history of Tower of History.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sault Ste. Marie sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Munising to Sault Ste. Marie takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. September in Sault Ste. Marie sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

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Bird's Eye Outfitters ©
Bird's Eye Outfitters
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Soo Brewing Company ©
Soo Brewing Company

2
nights
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. You've now added Tahquamenon Falls State Park to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read Paradise online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Munising to Paradise takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car. In September, daytime highs in Paradise are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

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Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Tahquamenon Falls ©
Tahquamenon Falls
Whitefish Point Bird Observatory ©
Whitefish Point Bird Observatory

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mackinac Island road trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Mackinac Island can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes

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