5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula planner

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Munising
— 1 night
Drive
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Paradise
— 1 night
Drive to St Ignace, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Madison

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Munising

— 1 night
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock and then kick back and relax at Miner's Beach. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Point Beach and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Madison to Munising is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Madison to Munising, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Madison in August: highs in Munising hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Paradise

— 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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum and then admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Paradise trip builder.

Getting from Munising to Paradise by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and car. In August, daytime highs in Paradise are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks · Museums · Nature

Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on Great Turtle Kayak Tours, admire all the interesting features of Fort Mackinac, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mackinac Island trip planner.

Getting from Paradise to Mackinac Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Mackinac Island when traveling from Paradise in August, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

Upper Peninsula travel guide

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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.