8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Dayton
+4
taxi + Fly + taxi + bus + ferry:  6​h 30​min
1
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  2​h
2
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Munising
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Marquette
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
End: Dayton

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Biddle House and then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Mackinac, and then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island sightseeing planner.

Dayton to Mackinac Island is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Dayton in July, expect Mackinac Island to be little chillier, temps between 73°F and 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls and then immerse yourself in nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Paradise trip website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mackinac Island in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Paradise, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Nature Parks
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Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Tahquamenon Falls ©
Tahquamenon Falls

3
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Get outdoors at Sand Point Beach and Miners Castle Rock. When in Munising, make a side trip to see 12-Mile Beach in Grand Marais, approximately 54 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring nature at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Munising Falls, putt your heart out at Miners Falls Mini Golf, and stop by Open Wings Pottery & Gallery.

To find out how to plan a trip to Munising, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Paradise to Munising in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

12-Mile Beach
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. On the 12th (Fri), take a stroll through Downtown Marquette, make a trip to Superior Dome, and then identify plant and animal life at Presque Isle Park.

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Traveling by car from Munising to Marquette takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Marquette are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Superior Dome ©
Superior Dome

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