11 days in Upper Peninsula & Ann Arbor Itinerary

11 days in Upper Peninsula & Ann Arbor Itinerary

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11 days in Upper Peninsula & Ann Arbor Itinerary

Start: Minot
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry + bus:  3​h 45​min
2
Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Ann Arbor
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Manistique
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Copper Harbor
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Minot

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Biddle House, stop by Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Is it you spot from Somewhere in Time movie!, play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mackinac Island trip app .

Minot to Mackinac Island is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Minot in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 43°F in Mackinac Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Golf
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Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Jewel Golf Course ©
Jewel Golf Course

1
night
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie
Sault Ste. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Riverstone Gallery, take in panoramic vistas at Tower of History, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Name of Mary Church, then meet the residents at Museum Ship Valley Camp, and finally visit a coastal fixture at USDA Iroquois Lighthouse.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sault Ste. Marie trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Sault Ste. Marie in 4 hours. In October in Sault Ste. Marie, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ann Arbor.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Holy Name of Mary Church ©
Holy Name of Mary Church
Tower of History ©
Tower of History

2
nights
Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor ©
Ann Arbor is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Michigan Stadium, then stop by Cabela's, and then explore the striking landscape of River Raisin National Battlefield Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): take a stroll through Kerrytown, explore the world behind art at University of Michigan Museum of Art, and then wander the streets of Main Street.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ann Arbor trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sault Ste. Marie to Ann Arbor in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. When traveling from Sault Ste. Marie in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Ann Arbor, with highs around 63°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Manistique.

Things to do in Ann Arbor

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

River Raisin National Battlefield Park, Cabela's
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Kerrytown ©
Kerrytown
Cabela's ©
Cabela's
University of Michigan Museum of Art ©

1
night
Manistique

Manistique
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. On the 27th (Sun), stop by The Mustard Seed, take in the dramatic natural features at Palms Book State Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring). Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk, then relax in the rural setting at Thompson State Fish Hatchery, and then admire the majestic nature at Fayette Historic State Park.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Manistique day trip planning site .

You can drive from Ann Arbor to Manistique in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Ann Arbor in October, expect nights in Manistique to be about the same, around 38°F, while days are slightly colder, around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Fayette Historic State Park
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Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park
Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) ©
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)

3
nights
Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor ©
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums, steep yourself in history at Quincy Mine, and then admire the sheer force of Hungarian Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by The Jampot, identify plant and animal life at Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary, and then explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Harbor.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Copper Harbor trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Manistique to Copper Harbor in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in October, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Eagle Harbor, Hungarian Falls, Quincy Mine
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Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums ©
Quincy Mine ©
Quincy Mine
Fort Wilkins State Park ©
Fort Wilkins State Park

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