8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry
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Saint Ignace
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paradise
— 1 night
Drive
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Ontonagon
— 1 night
Drive
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Munising
— 2 nights
Taxi to Marquette, Fly to New York City

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Mackinac Island — 1 night

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 23rd (Thu), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mackinac Island road trip planning website.

New York City to Mackinac Island is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, car, and ferry. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in June: high temperatures in Mackinac Island hover around 67°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.
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Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Saint Ignace — 2 nights

Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, then walk around Bridge View Park, and then take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Name of Mary Church, then make a trip to Soo Locks, and then browse the exhibits of Museum Ship Valley Camp.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Saint Ignace trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace by ferry takes about an hour. June in Saint Ignace sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Paradise.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Side Trip

Paradise — 1 night

Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. state of Michigan.Paradise is on the northeastern portion of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, on the western side of Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior, about 60mi by road from Sault Ste. On the 27th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Paradise visit website.

You can drive from Saint Ignace to Paradise in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Paradise are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ontonagon.
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Nature · Parks · Museums

Ontonagon — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Porcupine Mountains State Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bond Falls, and then go deep underground at Adventure Mining Company.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ontonagon trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Paradise to Ontonagon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Munising.
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Side Trip

Munising — 2 nights

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then get engrossed in the history at Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center, and then explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Munising road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Ontonagon to Munising takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Munising, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Upper Peninsula travel guide

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Waterfalls · State Parks · Geologic Formations
Natural attractions steal the show on an Upper Peninsula vacation. Michigan's sparsely populated northern region is famous for its extensive shoreline along the Great Lakes and thick swathes of protected forest. Many of the region's waterways feature dramatic cascades, and a history of volcanic activity has created a wealth of interesting rock formations and colorful mineral deposits. Wildlife spotting remains a top reason to take a trip to Upper Peninsula, with deer, bears, wolves, and porcupines all easily seen in the area's pristine wilderness.
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