9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Marquette
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Munising
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  2​h
5
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Chicago

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. On the 27th (Thu), walk around Presque Isle Park. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Lakenenland Sculpture Park, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, then catch a live event at Superior Dome, and finally wander the streets of Downtown Marquette.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Marquette travel planning website .

Chicago to Marquette is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Marquette due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Chicago in June: high temperatures in Marquette hover around 70°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Downtown Marquette ©
Downtown Marquette

3
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fayette Historic State Park and Historical Village Fayette Park. Escape the urban bustle at Sand Point Beach and Miners Castle Rock. Spend the 29th (Sat) exploring nature at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls and explore the fascinating underground world of Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Munising travel planning tool .

Drive from Marquette to Munising in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in June, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Garden, Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls

1
night
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie ©
Sault Ste. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Museum Ship Valley Camp, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Name of Mary Church, then make a trip to Soo Locks, and finally visit a coastal fixture at USDA Iroquois Lighthouse.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sault Ste. Marie travel route tool .

Traveling by car from Munising to Sault Ste. Marie takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. 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 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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USDA Iroquois Lighthouse ©
USDA Iroquois Lighthouse
Holy Name of Mary Church ©
Holy Name of Mary Church
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paradise trip planner.

You can drive from Sault Ste. Marie to Paradise in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Whitefish Point Light ©
Whitefish Point Light

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally contemplate the long history of Biddle House. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Caddywampus, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally tee off at Jewel Golf Course.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mackinac Island trip planner .

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, daily temperatures in Mackinac Island can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

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