10 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

10 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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10 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Biddle House and then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mackinac Island travel route planning tool .

Detroit to Mackinac Island is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Detroit in August, things will get little chillier in Mackinac Island: highs are around 72°F and lows about 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

2
nights
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, contemplate the long history of Indian Village, get great views at Castle Rock, then walk around Bridge View Park, then take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, and finally stop by Mackinac Fudge Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from USDA Iroquois Lighthouse, then don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, then explore the galleries of Museum Ship Valley Camp, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Name of Mary Church.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Saint Ignace tour planner .

Saint Ignace is just a short distance from Mackinac Island. In August, daily temperatures in Saint Ignace can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Sault Ste. Marie
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Bridge View Park ©
Bridge View Park
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Paradise trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Saint Ignace to Paradise takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Saint Ignace in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Paradise, with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

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

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 21st (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls and then explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Miners Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, then try for a hole-in-one at Miners Falls Mini Golf, and finally admire the sheer force of Wagner Falls.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Munising online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Paradise to Munising by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Marquette.

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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Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): view the masterpieces at Lakenenland Sculpture Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, and then immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Marquette tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Munising to Marquette takes an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Marquette can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Marquette

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Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

2
nights
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Adventure Mining Company and then explore the striking landscape of Bond Falls. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Clouds and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Porcupine Mountains State Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ontonagon trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Marquette to Ontonagon takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Ontonagon are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Adventure Mining Company
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Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Adventure Mining Company ©
Adventure Mining Company
Lake of the Clouds ©
Lake of the Clouds

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