5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula journey builder

Make it your trip
Fly to Marquette, Taxi to Munising
— 1 night
— 1 night
Drive to St Ignace, Ferry to Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to New York City



— 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 17th (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and then take in the dramatic scenery at Spray Falls.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Munising sightseeing planning website.

New York City to Munising is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from New York City in June, expect Munising to be slightly colder, temps between 68°F and 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 18:


— 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 19th (Sat): examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Paradise tour planner.

You can drive from Munising to Paradise in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car. In June, daytime highs in Paradise are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 19:

Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with Great Turtle Kayak Tours, stop by Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock. On the next day, trot along with a tour on horseback, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Mission Church.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Mackinac Island road trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. June in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Tours · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 21:

Upper Peninsula travel guide

Waterfalls · Geologic Formations · State Parks
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.