9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  4​h
1
Marquette
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Saint Ignace
— 2 nights
ferry:  15​min
5
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Detroit

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. On the 14th (Sat), relax in the rural setting at Jilbert Dairy and then view the masterpieces at Lakenenland Sculpture Park. On the next day, take a stroll through Downtown Marquette, then admire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park, and then take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Marquette tour itinerary app .

Detroit to Marquette is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Detroit in September; daily highs in Marquette reach 68°F and lows reach 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Lakenenland Sculpture Park ©
Lakenenland Sculpture Park

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 16th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Miners Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, then stop by Open Wings Pottery & Gallery, and finally admire the sheer force of Wagner Falls.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Munising trip planning app .

Drive from Marquette to Munising in an hour. In September in Munising, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

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

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Paradise trip planner .

Getting from Munising to Paradise by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Paradise

Nature Parks Museums
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Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Tahquamenon Falls ©
Tahquamenon Falls

2
nights
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock, walk around Bridge View Park, snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then admire the striking features of Indian Village, and finally stop by Mackinac Fudge Shop. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: observe the fascinating underwater world at Museum Ship Valley Camp, then don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, and then immerse yourself in nature at Straits State Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Saint Ignace attractions planner .

You can drive from Paradise to Saint Ignace in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Saint Ignace are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Sault Ste. Marie
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Bridge View Park ©
Bridge View Park
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 21st (Sat), steep yourself in history at Biddle House, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Mackinac, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, take a pleasant ride 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 reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mackinac Island trip app .

Mackinac Island is just a short distance from Saint Ignace. September in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

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