6 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry to St Ignace, Drive to Paradise
— 1 night
— 3 nights
Taxi to Marquette, Fly to Detroit


Mackinac Island — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): make a trip to Fort Holmes, then steep yourself in history at Fort Mackinac, and then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, then identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally discover the deep blue sea with Great Turtle Kayak Tours.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island driving holiday planner.

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. Traveling from Detroit in June, expect Mackinac Island to be a bit cooler, temps between 67°F and 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Paradise.
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Paradise — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and then immerse yourself in nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Paradise trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. June in Paradise sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Munising.
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Munising — 3 nights

Get out of town with these interesting Munising side-trips: Manistique (Palms Book State Park & Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)). Spend the 28th (Wed) exploring nature at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Munising itinerary planner.

Getting from Paradise to Munising by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and shuttle. In June, daytime highs in Munising are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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Upper Peninsula travel guide

Waterfalls · State Parks · Geologic Formations
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.