9 days in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula, Munising & Marquette Itinerary

9 days in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula, Munising & Marquette Itinerary

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Drive to Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport, Fly to Chippewa County International Airport
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry to St Ignace, Drive to Paradise
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Paradise
— 1 night
Drive
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Munising
— 1 night
Drive
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Marquette
— 5 nights
Fly to Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport, Drive to Portland

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): stop by Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, then pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, and then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island online trip maker.

Portland to Mackinac Island is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of car and flight. When traveling from Portland in August, plan for little chillier days in Mackinac Island, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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Paradise

Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Paradise tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Mackinac Island in August, expect little chillier with lows of 53°F in Paradise. On the 6th (Thu), you're off to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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Munising

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 6th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and then admire the sheer force of Spray Falls.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Munising holiday planner.

You can drive from Paradise to Munising in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Marquette

Marquette is a city in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Marquette side-trips: Immaculate Conception Church Iron Mountain (in Iron Mountain), Piers Gorge Trail (in Norway) and Iron Mountain Iron Mine (in Vulcan). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park, take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, contemplate the waterfront views at McLain State Park, and steep yourself in history at Quincy Mine.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Marquette vacation builder site.

Traveling by car from Munising to Marquette takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Marquette can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips