8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula travel planner

©
Make it your trip
Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
1
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry
2
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Drive
3
Paradise
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Munising
— 2 nights
Taxi to Marquette, Fly to Detroit

S M T W T F S
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13

Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, then examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island online travel planner.

Detroit to Mackinac Island is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Detroit in June, expect Mackinac Island to be slightly colder, temps between 67°F and 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Saint Ignace

— 1 night
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then enjoy the sea views from Wawatam Lighthouse, then admire the majestic nature at Straits State Park, and finally get a taste of life in the country at Deer Ranch.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Saint Ignace trip planner.

Getting from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace by ferry takes about an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Paradise

— 2 nights
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Museum Ship Valley Camp, visit a coastal fixture at Point Iroquois Lighthouse, and then admire the majestic nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Oswald's Bear Ranch, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and then see the sky in a new way at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Paradise online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Saint Ignace to Paradise in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of 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 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Munising

— 2 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 11th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Seney National Wildlife Refuge, then admire the sheer force of Chapel Falls, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Chapel Rock and Beach. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Tannery Falls, kick back and relax at Sand Point Beach, and then get outside with Sable Falls.

Planning Munising trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Getting from Paradise to Munising by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and shuttle. In June, daytime highs in Munising are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Upper Peninsula travel guide

4.7
Waterfalls · Geologic Formations · State Parks
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.