11 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

11 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
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Saint Ignace
— 1 night
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Munising
— 2 nights
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Marquette
— 2 nights
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Houghton
— 1 night
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Ironwood
— 3 nights

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island online sightseeing planner.

Tampa to Mackinac Island is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Tampa in March; daily highs in Mackinac Island reach 32°F and lows reach 19°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
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Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, walk around Bridge View Park, then take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Indian Village.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Saint Ignace trip planning website.

Traveling by ferry from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace takes an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Saint Ignace can reach 32°F, while at night they dip to 19°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Historic Sites
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Lookout
Castle Rock
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Munising

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the activities along Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring), then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then admire the sheer force of Munising Falls. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: glide through natural beauty at Valley Spur, Head underground at Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge, stop by Upper Peninsula Inspired, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, and finally explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Munising online trip planner.

Getting from Saint Ignace to Munising by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, daytime highs in Munising are 33°F, while nighttime lows are 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): stroll around Presque Isle Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, and then hike along Iron Ore Heritage Trail. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Lakenenland Sculpture Park, then explore the world behind art at The DeVos Art Museum, and then have fun and explore at Upper Peninsula Children's Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Marquette trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Munising to Marquette takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Munising in March, plan for little chillier nights in Marquette, with lows around 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Houghton.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Museums · Nature · Trails
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State Park
Presque Isle Park
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Children’s Museum
Upper Peninsula Children's Museum
4.6

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Houghton

Houghton ©
Houghton is a city in the U.S. On the 10th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Mineral Museum of Michigan, then hit the slopes at Mont Ripley, then glide through natural beauty at Swedetown Ski Trails, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at McLain State Park.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Houghton trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Marquette to Houghton by car takes about 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 31°F, and evening lows to 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ironwood.

Things to do in Houghton

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Cross-country Ski Area
Swedetown Ski Trails
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Ski Area
Mont Ripley
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Ironwood

Ironwood ©
Ironwood is a city in Gogebic County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Powderhorn Mountain, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bond Falls, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Michigan's Iron Belle Trail - Western Gateway Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): hit the slopes at Mt. Zion Ski Hill & Overlook.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ironwood online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Houghton to Ironwood by car takes about 2.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Houghton to Ironwood due to the time zone difference. In March in Ironwood, expect temperatures between 35°F during the day and 16°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ironwood

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

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Must see
Bond Falls
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