8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Flint
Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 night
bus + ferry:  3​h 45​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  2​h
3
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Munising
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Flint

1
night
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie ©
Sault Ste. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Riverstone Gallery and then make a trip to Soo Locks.

For where to stay and other tourist information, read our Sault Ste. Marie vacation planning site .

Flint to Sault Ste. Marie is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Flint in June, with highs in Sault Ste. Marie at 72°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Outdoors Golf Museums

Side Trip

Wild Bluff Golf Course
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Wild Bluff Golf Course ©
Wild Bluff Golf Course
Tower of History ©
Tower of History
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Round Island Lighthouse, see the interesting displays at Liberty Lego Display, then contemplate the long history of Biddle House, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mackinac Island visit planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Sault Ste. Marie to Mackinac Island takes 4 hours. Traveling from Sault Ste. Marie in June, you will find days in Mackinac Island are slightly colder (67°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, and then immerse yourself in nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

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

Getting from Mackinac Island to Paradise by combination of ferry and car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In June in Paradise, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums Nature Parks
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Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
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 Seul Choix Point Lighthouse for their historical value. Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. There's more to do: stroll through Sand Point Beach and take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock.

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Drive from Paradise to Munising in 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Seul Choix Point Lighthouse, Fayette Historic State Park
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park
Seul Choix Point Lighthouse ©
Seul Choix Point Lighthouse

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