9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Marquette
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Munising
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  2​h
4
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
ferry + bus:  4​h 15​min
5
Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
End: Kalamazoo

1
night
Marquette

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

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Marquette sightseeing planner.

Kalamazoo to Marquette is an approximately 6-hour flight. In June, Marquette is little chillier than Kalamazoo - with highs of 70°F and lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

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

3
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Head to Lake Effect Art Gallery and Open Wings Pottery & Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Visit Fayette Historic State Park and Historical Village Fayette Park for their historical value. Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. There's more to do: stroll through Sand Point Beach and explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Munising trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Marquette to Munising in an hour. June in Munising sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Garden, Lake Effect Art Gallery
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, and then admire the majestic nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Paradise online itinerary planner .

Drive from Munising to Paradise in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car. June in Paradise sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums Parks Nature
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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 27th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally steep yourself in history at Biddle House. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, then steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally tee off at Jewel Golf Course.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Paradise to Mackinac Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Mackinac Island can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Golf
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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. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Tower of History, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Name of Mary Church, then take in the exciting artwork at Riverstone Gallery, then make a trip to Soo Locks, and finally enjoy the sea views from USDA Iroquois Lighthouse.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sault Ste. Marie trip planning app .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Sault Ste. Marie in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in June, and nighttime lows around 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
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Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Holy Name of Mary Church ©
Holy Name of Mary Church
Tower of History ©
Tower of History

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