9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Cedar Rapids
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Marquette
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Seney
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  2​h
6
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Cedar Rapids

2
nights
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blackrocks Brewery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Marquette online itinerary planner .

Cedar Rapids to Marquette is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In April, Marquette is slightly colder than Cedar Rapids - with highs of 48°F and lows of 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Blackrocks Brewery ©
Blackrocks Brewery

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Alger Falls.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Munising trip website .

You can drive from Marquette to Munising in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Seney.

Things to do in Munising

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Alger Falls ©
Alger Falls

few
hours
Seney

Seney ©
Seney is an unincorporated community in Schoolcraft County in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Seney National Wildlife Refuge.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Seney day trip planning website .

You can drive from Munising to Seney in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in April, and nighttime lows around 31°F. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Seney

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Seney National Wildlife Refuge ©
Seney National Wildlife Refuge

1
night
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie ©
Sault Ste. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): tee off at Wild Bluff Golf Course, then make a trip to Soo Locks, and then contemplate the long history of Tower of History.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sault Ste. Marie route maker tool .

You can drive from Seney to Sault Ste. Marie in 2 hours. In April in Sault Ste. Marie, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wild Bluff Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
Wild Bluff Golf Course ©
Wild Bluff Golf Course
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks
Tower of History ©
Tower of History

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. On the 8th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Paradise, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Sault Ste. Marie to Paradise takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in April, and nighttime lows around 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Whitefish Point Light ©
Whitefish Point Light
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): expand your understanding of the military at Fort Mackinac, immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Fort Holmes, get interesting insight from Mackinac Revealed, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. April in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

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