7 days in Upper Peninsula & Oak Park Heights Itinerary

7 days in Upper Peninsula & Oak Park Heights Itinerary

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Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry
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Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Drive
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Paradise
— 1 night
Drive
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Munising
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oak Park Heights
— 1 night
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Drive to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport / Wold–Chamberlain Field, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City

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Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): stroll through The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World and then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, and then see some colorful creatures with Great Turtle Kayak Tours.

To find out how to plan a trip to Mackinac Island, use our trip itinerary maker.

New York City to Mackinac Island is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, Mackinac Island is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 72°F and lows of 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Saint Ignace

— 1 night
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 10th (Tue), take in the waterfront at Huron Boardwalk, stroll around Bridge View Park, and then take in the views from Mackinac Bridge.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Ignace online trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in August, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks

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. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Paradise journey maker tool.

Getting from Saint Ignace to Paradise by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums · Nature · Parks

Munising

— 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 12th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Miners Falls and then explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Munising trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Paradise to Munising takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Oak Park Heights.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Oak Park Heights

— 1 night
Oak Park Heights is a city in Washington County, Minnesota, United States. On the 14th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at The Belwin Conservancy and then snap pictures at St Croix Crossing Bridge.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Oak Park Heights online sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Munising to Oak Park Heights. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oak Park Heights

Wildlife · Parks

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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.