12 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

12 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Bus to Sault Ste. Marie, MI
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Sault Ste. Marie
— 2 nights
Drive
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Newberry
— 1 night
Drive
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Garden
— 1 night
Drive
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Munising
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marquette
— 2 nights
Fly

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Fort Mackinac and St Anne's Catholic Church will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, don't miss a visit to Fort Holmes, and visit a coastal fixture at Round Island Lighthouse.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island online trip itinerary maker.

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. Traveling from New York City in September, things will get slightly colder in Mackinac Island: highs are around 67°F and lows about 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Golf

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Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): play a few rounds at Wild Bluff Golf Course, then visit a coastal fixture at Point Iroquois Lighthouse, and then try your luck at Bay Mills Resort & Casinos. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Tower of History, then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Name of Mary Church, then don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Soo Brewing Company.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sault Ste. Marie trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Sault Ste. Marie takes 5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Sault Ste. Marie can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Newberry.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Historic Sites · Golf · Casinos · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Newberry

On the 15th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Oswald's Bear Ranch, have fun and explore at Tahquamenon Logging Museum, and then visit a coastal fixture at Crisp Point Lighthouse.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Newberry travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sault Ste. Marie to Newberry takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Garden.

Things to do in Newberry

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

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Garden

Garden is a village in Delta County of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Historical Village Fayette Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Fayette Historic State Park, and then learn about winemaking at Garden Bay Winery.

Before you visit Garden, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Newberry to Garden in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Garden

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wineries

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. Get out of town with these interesting Munising side-trips: Palms Book State Park (in Manistique) and Seul Choix Point Lighthouse (in Gulliver). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for gifts at Open Wings Pottery & Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Miner's Beach.

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Drive from Garden to Munising in 1.5 hours. In September in Munising, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Marquette

Marquette is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): visit Downtown Marquette, sample the tasty concoctions at Blackrocks Brewery, then tee off at Marquette Golf Club, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Cognition Brewing Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain and then immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Marquette journey planner.

Traveling by car from Munising to Marquette takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Marquette when traveling from Munising in September, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries · 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.