9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Pellston, Bus to Saint Ignace
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Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Ferry
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry to St Ignace, Drive to Paradise
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Paradise
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manistique
— 2 nights
Drive
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Munising
— 2 nights
Taxi to Marquette, Fly to Charlotte

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Saint Ignace

— 1 night
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get insight into ancient worlds with Colonial Michilimackinac, then snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, and then take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock.

To find photos and other tourist information, use the Saint Ignace online journey builder.

Charlotte to Saint Ignace is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Charlotte in August; daily highs in Saint Ignace reach 72°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island trip itinerary planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island in an hour. August in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Paradise

— 2 nights
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Point Iroquois Lighthouse and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oswald's Bear Ranch.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Paradise journey builder.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Mackinac Island in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 53°F in Paradise. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Manistique.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Manistique

— 2 nights
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. On the 14th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Palms Book State Park, then explore the activities along Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring), then learn about winemaking at Garden Bay Winery, and finally trek along The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Seney National Wildlife Refuge and then immerse yourself in nature at Fayette Historic State Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Manistique vacation planner.

Drive from Paradise to Manistique in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Manistique are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Munising

— 2 nights
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 16th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Miners Falls and then explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls, explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, and then take an in-depth tour of Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Munising day trip planner.

Drive from Manistique to Munising in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Upper Peninsula travel guide

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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.