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
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Paradise
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  2​h
3
Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
+3
Ferry + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Detroit

3
nights
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Fayette Historic State Park and Quincy Mine will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and McLain State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marquette: Munising (Open Wings Pottery & Gallery & Sand Point Beach) and Mineral Museum of Michigan (in Houghton). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Lakenenland Sculpture Park and wander the streets of Downtown Marquette.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Marquette visit site .

Detroit to Marquette is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June, Marquette is little chillier than Detroit - with highs of 70°F and lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Paradise.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Munising, Hancock, Fayette Historic State Park, Mineral Museum of Michigan
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Lakenenland Sculpture Park ©
Lakenenland Sculpture Park
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Mineral Museum of Michigan ©
Mineral Museum of Michigan

2
nights
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Oswald's Bear Ranch, visit a coastal fixture at USDA Iroquois Lighthouse, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Riverstone Gallery.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paradise day trip app .

You can drive from Marquette to Paradise in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Paradise are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Oswald's Bear Ranch, Point Iroquois Lighthouse, Riverstone Gallery
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Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Oswald's Bear Ranch ©
Oswald's Bear Ranch

3
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Mackinac Island State Park and Wawashkamo Golf Club. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St Anne's Catholic Church and Round Island Lighthouse. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, explore the fascinating underground world of Eagle Point Cave, and look for gifts at Island House Bike Shop.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Mackinac Island planning tool .

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, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Outdoors Golf
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Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock

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