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): stop by Touch of Finland.

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Kalamazoo to Marquette is an approximately 6-hour flight. Traveling from Kalamazoo in June, things will get slightly colder in Marquette: highs are around 70°F and lows about 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Shopping Wildlife
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Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Downtown Marquette ©
Downtown Marquette
Touch of Finland ©
Touch of Finland

3
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Get outdoors at Sand Point Beach and Miners Castle Rock. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Munising: Palms Book State Park (in Manistique) and Fayette Historic State Park (in Garden). Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. There's much more to do: look for gifts at Open Wings Pottery & Gallery, go for a walk through Autrain Falls, and take an in-depth tour of Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center.

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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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Fayette Historic State Park, Palms Book State Park, Autrain Falls
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Palms Book State Park ©
Palms Book State Park
Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. On the 26th (Wed), examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Paradise itinerary planner .

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
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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 27th (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally steep yourself in history at Biddle House. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, look for gifts at Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, 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.

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You can do a combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock

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night
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie ©
Sault Ste. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Name of Mary Church, then get all the equipment you need at Bird's Eye Outfitters, then make a trip to Soo Locks, and finally visit a coastal fixture at USDA Iroquois Lighthouse.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sault Ste. Marie tour planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Sault Ste. Marie takes 4.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Sault Ste. Marie can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors
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Point Iroquois Lighthouse ©
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Holy Name of Mary Church ©
Holy Name of Mary Church
Bird's Eye Outfitters ©
Bird's Eye Outfitters

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