8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 15​min
1
Saint Ignace
— Few hours
ferry:  15​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  2​h
3
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Munising
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Marquette
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Charlotte

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Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Ignace route maker website .

Charlotte to Saint Ignace is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Charlotte in July: high temperatures in Saint Ignace hover around 73°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.
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Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge

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nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, steep yourself in history at Biddle House, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, then tee off at Jewel Golf Course, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mackinac Island online trip builder .

Mackinac Island is just a short distance from Saint Ignace. In July, daily temperatures in Mackinac Island can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church

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Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park, get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, and then examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Paradise trip planner .

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. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Paradise when traveling from Mackinac Island in July, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums Nature Parks
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Whitefish Point Light ©
Whitefish Point Light
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park

3
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Visit Fayette Historic State Park and Historical Village Fayette Park for their historical value. Step out of Munising to go to Grand Marais and see 12-Mile Beach, which is approximately 54 minutes away. Spend the 16th (Tue) exploring nature at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Point Beach, look for gifts at Upper Peninsula Inspired, and take in the dramatic scenery at Alger Falls.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Munising trip builder .

Drive from Paradise to Munising in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. In July in Munising, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Garden, 12-Mile Beach
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park
Historical Village Fayette Park ©
Historical Village Fayette Park

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Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Lakenenland Sculpture Park, immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park, and then take a stroll through Downtown Marquette.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Marquette day trip planner .

Drive from Munising to Marquette in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Downtown Marquette ©
Downtown Marquette

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