8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Buffalo
Fly:  6​h 45​min
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Sault Ste. Marie
— Few hours
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
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Marquette
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Buffalo

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Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie ©
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Buffalo to Sault Ste. Marie is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In April, Sault Ste. Marie is little chillier than Buffalo - with highs of 45°F and lows of 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.
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Soo Locks

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Biddle House, learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and finally explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock. On the next day, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, tee off at Jewel Golf Course, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

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Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Sault Ste. Marie to Mackinac Island takes 4 hours. In April, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 42°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Paradise.

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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park

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Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the galleries of Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

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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. In April in Paradise, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 27°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Munising.

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Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Whitefish Point Bird Observatory ©
Whitefish Point Bird Observatory
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Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

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Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge, then glide through natural beauty at Valley Spur, and then explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Munising itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Paradise to Munising takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. In April, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Marquette.

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Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
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Valley Spur

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Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, admire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Blackrocks Brewery. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Marquette Mountain Ski and Bike Area.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Marquette trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Munising to Marquette by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in April, and nighttime lows around 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
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Sugarloaf Mountain
Blackrocks Brewery ©
Blackrocks Brewery

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