9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. On the 15th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Presque Isle Park.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Marquette trip planner .

Kalamazoo to Marquette is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. In June, Marquette is slightly colder than Kalamazoo - with highs of 70°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Lakenenland Sculpture Park ©
Lakenenland Sculpture Park

3
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munising: Manistique (Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) & Palms Book State Park). Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring nature at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, view the masterpieces at UP-Scale Art, admire the sheer force of Miners Falls, and try for a hole-in-one at Miners Falls Mini Golf.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Munising trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marquette to Munising takes 1.5 hours. In June in Munising, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Manistique
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) ©
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. On the 20th (Thu), examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, and then admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Paradise day trip website .

Traveling by car from Munising to Paradise takes 2.5 hours. June in Paradise sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

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

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 21st (Fri), contemplate the long history of Biddle House, take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Caddywampus, contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, then take a pleasant ride 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.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Mackinac Island trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Mackinac Island can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow 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

1
night
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie
Sault Ste. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): make a trip to Soo Locks, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Name of Mary Church, then meet the residents at Museum Ship Valley Camp, and finally visit a coastal fixture at USDA Iroquois Lighthouse.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sault Ste. Marie online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Sault Ste. Marie in 4 hours. June in Sault Ste. Marie sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks
Museum Ship Valley Camp ©
Museum Ship Valley Camp

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