9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Marquette
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Munising
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  2​h
4
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
ferry + bus:  3​h 15​min
5
Sault Ste. Marie
— Few hours
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Portland

2
nights
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. On the 1st (Tue), admire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park, then stroll through Lakenenland Sculpture Park, and then take a stroll through Downtown Marquette.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Marquette trip planner.

Portland to Marquette is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Portland in April; daily highs in Marquette reach 48°F and lows reach 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

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

3
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fayette Historic State Park and Sand Point Lighthouse. Venture out of the city with trips to Grand Marais (Log Slide Overlook & Sable Falls). Spend the 4th (Fri) exploring nature at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Munising trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Marquette to Munising in 1.5 hours. In May in Munising, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Marais, Sand Point Lighthouse, Fayette Historic State Park
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park
Sand Point Lighthouse ©
Sand Point Lighthouse

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park, examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Paradise trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Munising to Paradise takes 2.5 hours. May in Paradise sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums Nature Parks
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Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
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. On the 6th (Sun), look for gifts at Mackinac Island Bike Shop, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, and then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Biddle House, look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, then don't miss a visit to Fort Holmes, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the 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 taxi, bus, and ferry. In May in Mackinac Island, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes

few
hours
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie ©
Sault Ste. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Lake Superior State University and then make a trip to Soo Locks.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sault Ste. Marie trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Sault Ste. Marie takes 3.5 hours. In May in Sault Ste. Marie, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks
Lake Superior State University ©
Lake Superior State University

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