9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Biddle House, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, stop by Island House Bike Shop, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mackinac Island road trip planner .

Detroit to Mackinac Island is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Detroit in July, things will get a bit cooler in Mackinac Island: highs are around 73°F and lows about 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. On the 29th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Paradise using our trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mackinac Island in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Paradise, with lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums Nature Parks
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Whitefish Point Light ©
Whitefish Point Light
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park

1
night
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie ©
Sault Ste. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, enjoy the sea views from USDA Iroquois Lighthouse, and then play a few rounds at Wild Bluff Golf Course.

To find ratings and tourist information, read Sault Ste. Marie trip tool .

You can drive from Paradise to Sault Ste. Marie in 1.5 hours. July in Sault Ste. Marie sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wild Bluff Golf Course
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Wild Bluff Golf Course ©
Wild Bluff Golf Course
Point Iroquois Lighthouse ©
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks

3
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Sand Point Beach and Miners Castle Rock. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Munising: 12-Mile Beach (in Grand Marais) and Fayette Historic State Park (in Garden). Spend the 31st (Wed) exploring nature at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. And it doesn't end there: stop by Open Wings Pottery & Gallery, take in the pleasant sights at Autrain Falls, and get engrossed in the history at Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Munising travel route planner.

Getting from Sault Ste. Marie to Munising by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

12-Mile Beach, Autrain Falls, 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 Beach ©
Sand Point Beach

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Marquette Maritime Museum has been added to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Sat), examine the collection at Marquette Maritime Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park, look for gifts at Touch of Finland, then browse the exhibits of Lakenenland Sculpture Park, and finally take a stroll through Downtown Marquette.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Marquette travel route planning site .

You can drive from Munising to Marquette in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Museums Nature
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Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Downtown Marquette ©
Downtown Marquette
Marquette Maritime Museum ©
Marquette Maritime Museum

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