5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula trip maker

Make it your trip
Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry to St Ignace, Drive to Paradise
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Taxi to Marquette, Fly to Detroit


Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 12th (Sun), look for gifts at Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island and then identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

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Detroit to Mackinac Island is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Detroit in July, with highs in Mackinac Island at 73°F and lows at 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:


— 1 night
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. state of Michigan.Paradise is on the northeastern portion of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, on the western side of Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior, about 60mi by road from Sault Ste. On the 14th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls, and then immerse yourself in nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Paradise trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Mackinac Island to Paradise by combination of ferry and car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Mackinac Island in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 53°F in Paradise. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:


— 2 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 15th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Munising Falls and then stroll around Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Miners Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, then look for gifts at Open Wings Pottery & Gallery, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Munising holiday planner.

You can drive from Paradise to Munising in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Upper Peninsula travel guide

Waterfalls · Geologic Formations · State Parks
Natural attractions steal the show on an Upper Peninsula vacation. Michigan's sparsely populated northern region is famous for its extensive shoreline along the Great Lakes and thick swathes of protected forest. Many of the region's waterways feature dramatic cascades, and a history of volcanic activity has created a wealth of interesting rock formations and colorful mineral deposits. Wildlife spotting remains a top reason to take a trip to Upper Peninsula, with deer, bears, wolves, and porcupines all easily seen in the area's pristine wilderness.