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
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Munising
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Garden
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  2​h
5
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
ferry + bus:  3​h 45​min
6
Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Detroit

few
hours
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): sample the tasty concoctions at Blackrocks Brewery and then look for all kinds of wild species at Presque Isle Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Marquette trip itinerary website .

Detroit to Marquette is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Detroit in July: high temperatures in Marquette hover around 75°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Wildlife Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Blackrocks Brewery ©
Blackrocks Brewery

3
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. We've included these beaches for you: Sand Point Beach and 12-Mile Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Munising Falls. Go for a jaunt from Munising to Newberry to see Oswald's Bear Ranch about 1h 25 min away. There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock.

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You can drive from Marquette to Munising in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Garden.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Oswald's Bear Ranch, 12-Mile Beach
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Oswald's Bear Ranch ©
Oswald's Bear Ranch
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls

1
night
Garden

Garden ©
Garden is a village in Delta County of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Historical Village Fayette Park and then admire the majestic nature at Fayette Historic State Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Garden vacation planner .

You can drive from Munising to Garden in 1.5 hours. July in Garden sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 53°F at night. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Garden

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park
Historical Village Fayette Park ©
Historical Village Fayette Park

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. On the 25th (Thu), examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, and then admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Paradise holiday planner.

You can drive from Garden to Paradise in 2.5 hours. July in Paradise sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Whitefish Point Light ©
Whitefish Point Light
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then browse the exhibits of Fort Mackinac, and finally explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Biddle House, stop by Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then don't miss a visit to Fort Holmes, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mackinac Island road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

1
night
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie ©
Sault Ste. On the 28th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Name of Mary Church, browse the exhibits of Museum Ship Valley Camp, visit a coastal fixture at USDA Iroquois Lighthouse, then make a trip to Soo Locks, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Riverstone Gallery.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Sault Ste. Marie takes 4 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Sault Ste. Marie can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough 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
Holy Name of Mary Church ©
Holy Name of Mary Church
Riverstone Gallery ©
Riverstone Gallery

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