12 days in Upper Peninsula & Petoskey Itinerary

12 days in Upper Peninsula & Petoskey Itinerary

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Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Drive
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Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 day
Drive
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Munising
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ontonagon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Manistique
— 1 night
Drive
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Petoskey
— 1 night
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Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace, usually written as St. For photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Ignace tour itinerary planner.

Houston to Saint Ignace is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In September, Saint Ignace is colder than Houston - with highs of 67°F and lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Shopping
Highlights from your trip

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Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. On the 21st (Mon), take in panoramic vistas at Tower of History, make a trip to Soo Locks, and then see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sault Ste. Marie trip planner.

You can drive from Saint Ignace to Sault Ste. Marie in an hour. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Munising

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Munising is known for nature, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, admire the sheer force of Wagner Falls, stop by Open Wings Pottery & Gallery, and take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Munising trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Sault Ste. Marie to Munising takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in September, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Ontonagon

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ontonagon: Paulding Light (in Paulding), Mineral Museum of Michigan (in Houghton) and Hancock (McLain State Park & Quincy Mine).

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Ontonagon trip app.

You can drive from Munising to Ontonagon in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Ontonagon can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Manistique.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Manistique

Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. On the 28th (Mon), experience rural life at Thompson State Fish Hatchery, then take in the dramatic natural features at Palms Book State Park, then explore the activities along Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring), and finally hike along The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Manistique road trip app.

Getting from Ontonagon to Manistique by car takes about 4 hours. In September in Manistique, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Petoskey.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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Petoskey

Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Castle Farms, then make a trip to Mushroom House Tours of Charlevoix, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Little Traverse Wheelway, and finally wander the streets of Historic Gaslight District.

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You can drive from Manistique to Petoskey in 2.5 hours. In September in Petoskey, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Petoskey

Parks · Neighborhoods · Trails · Historic Sites

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.