8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Babbitt
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Ontonagon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Munising
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + bus + ferry:  6​h 15​min
3
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  2​h
4
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
End: Babbitt

1
night
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Clouds and then stroll through Porcupine Mountains State Park.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ontonagon online journey planner .

Babbitt to Ontonagon is an approximately 5-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Adventure Mining Company
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Adventure Mining Company ©
Adventure Mining Company
Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State Park
Lake of the Clouds ©
Lake of the Clouds

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Miners Falls and then explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Munising online visit planner .

You can drive from Ontonagon to Munising in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Munising

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

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Biddle House, learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory, pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Mackinac Island online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of car, bus, and ferry from Munising to Mackinac Island in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In July in Mackinac Island, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island 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 22nd (Mon): examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Paradise visit planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Mackinac Island in July since evenings lows in Paradise dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paradise

Nature Parks Museums
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Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Tahquamenon Falls ©
Tahquamenon Falls

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