9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Windsor
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Manistique
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Marquette
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  2​h
5
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
ferry + bus:  3​h 45​min
6
Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
End: Windsor

1
night
Manistique

Manistique ©
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Manistique journey builder tool .

Windsor, Canada to Manistique is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also fly. Traveling from Windsor in August, things will get little chillier in Manistique: highs are around 26°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) ©
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)
Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park
Lake Effect Art Gallery ©
Lake Effect Art Gallery

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Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, then admire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blackrocks Brewery.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Marquette trip planner .

Drive from Manistique to Marquette in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Wildlife
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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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Keep things going the next day: stop by Upper Peninsula Inspired, then admire the sheer force of Miners Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, and finally admire the sheer force of Munising Falls.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Munising trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Marquette to Munising takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Miners Falls ©
Miners Falls

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Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. On the 7th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

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Getting from Munising to Paradise by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and car. In August, daytime highs in Paradise are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Tahquamenon Falls ©
Tahquamenon Falls

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nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 8th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Biddle House, learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): look for gifts at Caddywampus, make a trip to Fort Holmes, then trot along with a tour on horseback, then take in the architecture and atmosphere 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, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Paradise in August since evenings lows in Mackinac Island dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

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night
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie ©
Sault Ste. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): meet the residents at Museum Ship Valley Camp and then don't miss a visit to Soo Locks.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sault Ste. Marie travel route website .

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Sault Ste. Marie in 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Sault Ste. Marie are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks

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