11 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

11 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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Fly
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Marquette
— 1 night
Drive
2
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Grand Marais
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Saint Ignace
— 2 nights
Ferry
5
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Detroit

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Marquette

Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take a stroll through Downtown Marquette, see the interesting displays at Marquette Maritime Museum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Blackrocks Brewery. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Marquette Regional History Center, then examine the collection at Michigan Iron Industry Museum, and then experience rural life at Jilbert Dairy.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Marquette trip app.

Detroit to Marquette is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, Marquette is little chillier than Detroit - with highs of 68°F and lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Museums · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

2
nights
Munising

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Point Beach, add some adventure to your tour with Pictured Rocks Kayaking, and then get engrossed in the history at Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Tannery Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, then contemplate the waterfront views at Chapel Rock and Beach, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Chapel Falls.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Munising trip planner.

Drive from Marquette to Munising in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Munising are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Adventure

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Grand Marais

Grand Marais is an unincorporated community in Burt Township, Alger County in the U.S. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tahquamenon Falls and Whitefish Point Bird Observatory. Get in touch with nature at Seney National Wildlife Refuge and Sable Falls. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Au Sable Light Station, get engrossed in the history at Gitche Gumee Agate and History Museum, and go for a walk through Log Slide Overlook.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Marais planner.

Traveling by car from Munising to Grand Marais takes 1.5 hours. In September in Grand Marais, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

2
nights
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Fort de Baude Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at Tower of History, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Museum Ship Valley Camp, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Soo Brewing Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): get a taste of life in the country at Deer Ranch, immerse yourself in nature at Straits State Park, then admire the striking features of Indian Village, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Ignace route maker.

Drive from Grand Marais to Saint Ignace in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Saint Ignace are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Museums · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): go on a hair-raising tour with Haunts of Mackinac, see some colorful creatures with Great Turtle Kayak Tours, look for gifts at Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, then make a trip to Is It You Spot From Somewhere in Time Movie!, and finally play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, step off the mainland to explore Eagle Point Cave, examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, then steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Liberty Lego Display.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island route maker website.

Ride a ferry from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Golf

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.