8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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Fly to Marquette, Taxi to Munising
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Saint Ignace
— 2 nights
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Detroit


Munising — 2 nights

Get out of town with these interesting Munising side-trips: Manistique (Palms Book State Park & Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)). Spend the 25th (Sun) exploring nature at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Munising visit planning site.

Detroit to Munising is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Detroit in June, things will get slightly colder in Munising: highs are around 68°F and lows about 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Paradise.
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Paradise — 1 night

On the 27th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

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Drive from Munising to Paradise in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car. In June in Paradise, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Ignace.
Parks · Nature · Museums
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Saint Ignace — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the views from Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Museum Ship Valley Camp, and finally look for gifts at Riverstone Gallery. On the next day, get great views at Castle Rock, then stroll around Bridge View Park, and then snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Saint Ignace road trip app.

Drive from Paradise to Saint Ignace in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.
Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping
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Mackinac Island — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, then contemplate the long history of Fort Mackinac, and then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, then learn something new at Forge a Memory, and finally discover the deep blue sea with Great Turtle Kayak Tours.

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You can ride a ferry from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can 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.