13 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

13 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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13 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: New York City
+3
Bus + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  8​h 15​min
1
Saint Ignace
— 2 nights
Ferry:  15​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  2​h
3
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Manistique
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Ontonagon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Marquette
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Fort de Baude Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Wawatam Lighthouse, take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, then enjoy the sea views from Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, and finally get great views at Castle Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then take in the waterfront at Huron Boardwalk, then look for all kinds of wild species at Thorne Swift Nature Preserve, and finally admire the majestic nature at Burt Lake State Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Ignace trip itinerary app .

New York City to Saint Ignace is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in August, expect Saint Ignace to be little chillier, temps between 72°F and 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Burt Lake State Park, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, Thorne Swift Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Ojibwa Culture ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture
Thorne Swift Nature Preserve ©
Thorne Swift Nature Preserve
Burt Lake State Park
Burt Lake State Park

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac. 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!, explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, contemplate the long history of Biddle House, then see the interesting displays at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, and finally play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course.

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

Mackinac Island is just a stone's throw from Saint Ignace. In August, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Jewel Golf Course ©
Jewel Golf Course

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. On the 2nd (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and then examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Paradise itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mackinac Island in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Paradise, with lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Manistique.

Things to do in Paradise

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tahquamenon Falls ©
Tahquamenon Falls
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

3
nights
Manistique

Manistique ©
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palms Book State Park and Lake Effect Art Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (in Munising), Peninsula Point Lighthouse (in Rapid River) and Garden (Historical Village Fayette Park & Fayette Historic State Park). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring), relax in the rural setting at Thompson State Fish Hatchery, and stop by The Mustard Seed.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Manistique road trip planning website .

Drive from Paradise to Manistique in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Manistique

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Garden, Peninsula Point Lighthouse, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park
Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park

2
nights
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Ontonagon County Historical Museum, then explore the activities along Lake of the Clouds, and then take a peaceful walk through Porcupine Mountains State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Old Victoria Restoration and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bond Falls.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ontonagon tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Manistique to Ontonagon takes 4 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Marquette.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Old Victoria Restoration
Highlights from your plan
Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Lake of the Clouds ©
Lake of the Clouds
Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State Park

2
nights
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, then immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Lakenenland Sculpture Park. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Marquette Regional History Center, take in the dramatic scenery at Au Train Falls, and then go for a walk through Autrain Falls.

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Drive from Ontonagon to Marquette in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Marquette can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Au Train Falls
Highlights from your plan
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Au Train Falls ©
Au Train Falls
Marquette Regional History Center ©
Marquette Regional History Center

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