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 + taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Manistique
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Paradise
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
ferry:  15​min
5
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
+3
ferry + bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Detroit

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Munising is known for nature, adventure, beaches, outdoors, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Point Beach, admire the sheer force of Miners Falls, and explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Munising trip itinerary planner .

Detroit to Munising is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Detroit in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Munising, with lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Manistique.

Things to do in Munising

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

2
nights
Manistique

Manistique
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. On the 15th (Sun), do a tasting at Mackinaw Trail Winery, take in the dramatic natural features at Palms Book State Park, and then explore the activities along Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring). On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Garden Bay Winery, admire the majestic nature at Fayette Historic State Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Lake Effect Art Gallery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Manistique trip planner.

Traveling by car from Munising to Manistique takes an hour. In September, daytime highs in Manistique are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Fayette Historic State Park, Garden Bay Winery
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Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) ©
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)
Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park

2
nights
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): 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. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls and then identify plant and animal life at Oswald's Bear Ranch.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Paradise journey maker tool .

Traveling by car from Manistique to Paradise takes 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Oswald's Bear Ranch
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Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Whitefish Point Light ©
Whitefish Point Light

1
night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock, then stroll around Bridge View Park, then take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Ignace online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Paradise to Saint Ignace takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Saint Ignace, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
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Bridge View Park ©
Bridge View Park
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse ©
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island road trip planner .

Mackinac Island is just a stone's throw from Saint Ignace. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature Parks Museums
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

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