6 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

6 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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6 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
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  2​h
4
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis

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Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): wander the streets of Downtown Marquette and then view the masterpieces at Lakenenland Sculpture Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Marquette travel itinerary planner.

Minneapolis to Marquette is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Marquette. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Minneapolis in July: high temperatures in Marquette hover around 75°F and lows are around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
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Downtown Marquette ©
Downtown Marquette

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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 13th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, admire the sheer force of Munising Falls, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Point Beach.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Munising trip website .

Getting from Marquette to Munising by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. On the 15th (Mon), examine the collection 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.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Paradise trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Munising to Paradise takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car. July in Paradise sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums Nature Parks
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Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Whitefish Point Light ©
Whitefish Point Light

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nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): stop by Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and finally browse the exhibits of Fort Mackinac. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally tee off at Jewel Golf Course.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island tour planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

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