9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo
Drive:  5​h
1
Saint Ignace
— 2 nights
ferry:  15​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  2​h
3
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Munising
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Copper Harbor
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Kalamazoo

2
nights
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Step out of Saint Ignace with an excursion to Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie--about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, get great views at Castle Rock, enjoy the sea views from Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, and steep yourself in history at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Ignace online road trip planner .

Kalamazoo to Saint Ignace is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Kalamazoo in September, expect nights in Saint Ignace to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are little chillier, around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Mackinaw City, Soo Locks
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Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse ©
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 6th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Biddle House, then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Mackinac Island online travel planner .

Mackinac Island is very close to Saint Ignace. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls, and then admire the majestic nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Paradise travel route planner .

Getting from Mackinac Island to Paradise by combination of ferry and car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mackinac Island in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Paradise, with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Munising.

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

1
night
Munising

Munising ©
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 8th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and then try for a hole-in-one at Miners Falls Mini Golf.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Munising sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Paradise to Munising takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. In September in Munising, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Miners Falls Mini Golf ©
Miners Falls Mini Golf

3
nights
Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor ©
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Fort Wilkins State Park, then stroll through Copper Harbor Bike Trail System, and then cruise along Brockway Mountain Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): stroll around Hunter's Point Park, visit a coastal fixture at Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums, then stop by The Jampot, and finally admire the sheer force of Jacob's Falls.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Copper Harbor trip planner .

You can drive from Munising to Copper Harbor in 5 hours. In September in Copper Harbor, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Eagle Harbor, Jacob's Falls
Highlights from your plan
Fort Wilkins State Park ©
Fort Wilkins State Park
Hunter's Point Park ©
Hunter's Point Park
The Jampot ©
The Jampot

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