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. On the 8th (Sun), stroll through The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World and then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, and then see some colorful creatures with Great Turtle Kayak Tours.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Mackinac Island route planning app.

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. Traveling from New York City in August, things will get slightly colder in Mackinac Island: highs are around 72°F and lows about 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Saint Ignace

— 1 night
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Huron Boardwalk, then walk around Bridge View Park, and then snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Saint Ignace online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by ferry from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace takes 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): see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum and then admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Paradise online holiday builder.

You can drive from Saint Ignace to Paradise in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Saint Ignace in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Paradise, with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks · Nature · Museums

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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Miners Falls and then explore the activities along 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.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Munising online holiday planner.

You can drive from Paradise to Munising in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Oak Park Heights.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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 take in the views from St Croix Crossing Bridge.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Oak Park Heights trip itinerary builder website.

Explore your travel options from Munising to Oak Park Heights with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Munising to Oak Park Heights due to the time zone difference. In August in Oak Park Heights, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to 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.