9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Saint Ignace
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paradise
— 1 night
Drive
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Marquette
— 3 nights
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Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Trinity Church, then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Biddle House, stop by Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course, trot along with a tour on horseback, 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.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island itinerary planner.

Orlando to Mackinac Island is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Orlando in May, with highs in Mackinac Island at 58°F and lows at 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Saint Ignace

— 2 nights
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Museum Ship Valley Camp, then stroll around Bridge View Park, and then take in the views from Mackinac Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Castle Rock, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then admire the landmark architecture of Indian Village, then don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, and finally look for gifts at Riverstone Gallery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Ignace vacation planner.

Traveling by ferry from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace takes an hour. May in Saint Ignace sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Paradise

— 1 night
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, and then admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Paradise trip planner.

Getting from Saint Ignace to Paradise by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Paradise are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums · Nature · Parks

Marquette

— 3 nights
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Explore Marquette's surroundings by going to Munising (Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Miners Falls Mini Golf, &more). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, take in the exciting artwork at Lakenenland Sculpture Park, relax in the rural setting at Jilbert Dairy, and stroll around Presque Isle Park.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Marquette day trip app.

Traveling by car from Paradise to Marquette takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In May in Marquette, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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.