9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Ferry
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to St Ignace, Drive to Paradise
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Paradise
— 1 night
Drive
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Munising
— 3 nights
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Saint Ignace

— 1 night
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Museum Ship Valley Camp and then don't miss a visit to Soo Locks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, then walk around Bridge View Park, and finally take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Saint Ignace route planner.

Pocatello to Saint Ignace is an approximately 26.5-hour car ride. The time zone difference when traveling from Pocatello to Saint Ignace is 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Pocatello in August: highs in Saint Ignace hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): make a trip to Fort Holmes, examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, then trot along with a tour on horseback, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mackinac Island road trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island takes an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Mackinac Island can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

Paradise

— 1 night
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. state of Michigan.Paradise is on the northeastern portion of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, on the western side of Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior, about 60mi by road from Sault Ste. Oswald's Bear Ranch has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Oswald's Bear Ranch, see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Paradise online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Mackinac Island to Paradise by combination of ferry and car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Mackinac Island in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Paradise, with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Munising

— 3 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Munising Falls and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Miners Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, then putt your heart out at Miners Falls Mini Golf, and finally admire the sheer force of Wagner Falls.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Munising visit planner.

Drive from Paradise to Munising in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Munising are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games

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.