9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Marquette
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
ferry:  15​min
4
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  2​h
5
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Ontonagon
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis

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Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): catch a live event at Superior Dome and then immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Marquette trip maker .

Minneapolis to Marquette is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis to Marquette, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in June, things will get a bit cooler in Marquette: highs are around 70°F and lows about 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Superior Dome ©
Superior Dome

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, then admire the sheer force of Miners Falls, then admire the sheer force of Munising Falls, and finally try for a hole-in-one at Miners Falls Mini Golf.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Munising trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Marquette to Munising in an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Miners Falls ©
Miners Falls

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night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock, walk around Bridge View Park, then admire all the interesting features of Deer Ranch, and finally take in the views from Mackinac Bridge.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Ignace holiday site .

Getting from Munising to Saint Ignace by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Saint Ignace sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bridge View Park ©
Bridge View Park
Castle Rock ©
Castle Rock
Deer Ranch ©
Deer Ranch

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 2nd (Tue), contemplate the long history of Biddle House, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory, pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mackinac Island route app .

Mackinac Island is just a short distance from Saint Ignace. In July, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park

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night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. On the 4th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Paradise day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise in 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 a bit cooler in Paradise, with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Tahquamenon Falls ©
Tahquamenon Falls
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

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nights
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Bond Falls. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake of the Clouds, admire the majestic nature at Porcupine Mountains State Park, and then admire all the interesting features of Adventure Mining Company.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ontonagon trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Paradise to Ontonagon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Adventure Mining Company
Highlights from your plan
Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State Park
Lake of the Clouds ©
Lake of the Clouds

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