10 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

10 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Drive
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Manistique
— 2 nights
Drive
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Copper Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marquette
— 2 nights
Fly

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Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then steep yourself in history at Biddle House, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tee off at Jewel Golf Course, see the interesting displays at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, then don't miss a visit to Fort Holmes, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Mackinac Island sightseeing planner.

New York City to Mackinac Island is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in July; daily highs in Mackinac Island reach 73°F and lows reach 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Saint Ignace

— 1 night
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then admire the majestic nature at Straits State Park, then get a taste of life in the country at Deer Ranch, and finally snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge.

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Traveling by ferry from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace takes an hour. In July, daytime highs in Saint Ignace are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Manistique.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Nature · Parks · Museums

Manistique

— 2 nights
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Fayette Historic State Park, explore the striking landscape at Palms Book State Park, and then trek along The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Thompson State Fish Hatchery, identify plant and animal life at Seney National Wildlife Refuge, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at GarLyn Zoological Park.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Manistique visit website.

Getting from Saint Ignace to Manistique by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Saint Ignace in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Manistique, with lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Copper Harbor

— 2 nights
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. You've now added Keweenaw Adventure Company to your itinerary. On the 28th (Tue), explore the landscape on two wheels at Copper Harbor Bike Trail System, contemplate the waterfront views at Horseshoe Harbor, and then get a new perspective on things with Keweenaw Adventure Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Fort Wilkins State Park, identify plant and animal life at Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary, then admire the sheer force of Manganese Falls, and finally enjoy the sea views from Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Copper Harbor vacation maker website.

Getting from Manistique to Copper Harbor by car takes about 4.5 hours. July in Copper Harbor sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marquette

— 2 nights
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Point Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at Tannery Falls, and then take a stroll through Downtown Marquette. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Laughing Whitefish Falls and then admire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Marquette trip planner.

Traveling by car from Copper Harbor to Marquette takes 3 hours. July in Marquette sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trip

Upper Peninsula travel guide

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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.