9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Marquette
— 1 night
Drive
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Munising
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive to St Ignace, Ferry to Mackinac Island
4
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Bus to Sault Ste. Marie, MI
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Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 night
Drive

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Marquette

— 1 night
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): wander the streets of Downtown Marquette.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Marquette trip itinerary app.

Kalamazoo to Marquette is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. In June, Marquette is a bit cooler than Kalamazoo - with highs of 70°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Munising

— 3 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Visit Fayette Historic State Park and Historical Village Fayette Park for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Sand Point Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Lake Effect Art Gallery in Manistique (about 52 minutes away). There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock and stop by Open Wings Pottery & Gallery.

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Traveling by car from Marquette to Munising takes 1.5 hours. June in Munising sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paradise

— 1 night
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, and then admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paradise trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Munising to Paradise in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and car. In June, daytime highs in Paradise are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums · Nature · Parks

Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then get engrossed in the history 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: identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, then contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island online trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. June in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Sault Ste. Marie

— 1 night
Sault Ste. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Tower of History, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Name of Mary Church, take in the exciting artwork at Riverstone Gallery, then make a trip to Soo Locks, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Point Iroquois Lighthouse.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sault Ste. Marie trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Sault Ste. Marie in 5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Sault Ste. Marie can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Upper Peninsula travel guide

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Waterfalls · Geologic Formations · State Parks
Natural attractions steal the show on an Upper Peninsula vacation. Michigan's sparsely populated northern region is famous for its extensive shoreline along the Great Lakes and thick swathes of protected forest. Many of the region's waterways feature dramatic cascades, and a history of volcanic activity has created a wealth of interesting rock formations and colorful mineral deposits. Wildlife spotting remains a top reason to take a trip to Upper Peninsula, with deer, bears, wolves, and porcupines all easily seen in the area's pristine wilderness.