9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Cedar Rapids
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Marquette
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Munising
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Manistique
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  2​h
5
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Cedar Rapids

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. On the 19th (Thu), sample the tasty concoctions at Blackrocks Brewery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Marquette day trip tool .

Cedar Rapids to Marquette is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cedar Rapids to Marquette due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cedar Rapids in July, with highs in Marquette at 76°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

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Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Blackrocks Brewery ©
Blackrocks Brewery

3
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring nature at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock and take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Munising trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Marquette to Munising takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Manistique.

Things to do in Munising

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Miners Falls ©
Miners Falls

1
night
Manistique

Manistique ©
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Indian Lake and then identify plant and animal life at Palms Book State Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Manistique day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Munising to Manistique in 1.5 hours. July in Manistique sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Manistique

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Palms Book State Park ©
Palms Book State Park

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, then see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and then admire the majestic nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paradise trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Manistique to Paradise takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

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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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: partake in some friendly competition at Mackinac Revealed, contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island trip itinerary site .

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 July, daily temperatures in Mackinac Island can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

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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