7-Day Upper Peninsula Road Trip Itinerary

Have you always wanted to visit the Upper Peninsula of Michigan but are not sure where to begin? We've got you covered! Read on for our ultimate 7-day Upper Peninsula road trip itinerary including breweries, places to stay and eat and hiking trails to discover!

Day 1

Drive to Grand Rapids

Explore downtown breweries:

Spend the night in Grand Rapids

Day 2

Visit Cherry Point Farm and Market 

  • Lavender Farm and bakery!

Drive to Sleeping Bear Dunes 

  • Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive
    • Covered Bridge, Lake Michigan Overlook, Dune Point Overlook, Sleeping Bear Dune Overlook

If time, stop in Traverse City!!!

Drive to Petoskey 

Drive to Mackinaw City

Spend the night in Mackinaw City

Day 3

Ferry to Mackinac Island for the day 

  • Rent bikes
  • Or walk instead
  • Do self-guided attractions tour (Arch Rock, Grand Hotel, Butterfly House)
  • Grand Hotel tour ($10) 
  • Snack & drinks at Pink Pony on the patio

Ferry back to Mackinaw City 

Drive across Mighty Mac Bridge 

Drive to Paradise

Spend the night in Paradise

Day 4

Drive to the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ($28, opens at 10 am)

  • Explore Museum 
  • Whitefish Lighthouse
  • Walk to the furthest point

Drive to Tahquamenon Falls

  • Drive from lower to upper- there are viewing platforms for both
  • Swim in the lower falls
  • Tahquamenon Falls Brewery
  • Rent a rowboat for the lower falls

Drive to Grand Marais

  • Dunes Saloon for dinner

Spend the night in Grand Marais

Day 5

Dream Bean Machine for coffee

Stop by Pickle Barrel

  • Sable Falls Trail/Sable Beach
  • Log Slide Overlook

Drive H-58 to Munising

Arrive in Munising

  • Pasties at Muldoons
  • Beers at ByGeorge 11-10
  • Wagner Falls ½ mile trail
  • Munising Falls ¼ mile trail
  • Miners Castle Overlook 
  • Miners Falls Trail 1.2 miles roundtrip
  • Sunset Cruise 7:45 
    • East Channel Lighthouse
    • Miners Castle
    • Lovers Leap
    • Indian Head
    • Grand Portal
    • Chapel Rock
    • Spray Falls

Spend the night in Munising 

Day 6

Drive to Marquette

Stop by Marquette Harbor Lighthouse

Presque Isle Park

  • Sunset Point Loop via Peter White Drive

Hike Sugarloaf Mountain 

Spend the night in Munising

Day 7

Drive to Kitch-Iti-Kipi 

Visit springs in Kitch-Iti-Kipi

Fayette Historic State Park