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 30​min
1
Saint Ignace
— 2 nights
Ferry:  30​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  2​h
3
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Manistique
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Ontonagon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Marquette
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: New York City

2
nights
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 29th (Thu), look for gifts at Fort de Baude Museum, enjoy the sea views from Wawatam Lighthouse, take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, then take an in-depth tour of Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, and finally take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, take in the waterfront at Huron Boardwalk, then identify plant and animal life at Thorne Swift Nature Preserve, and finally admire the majestic nature at Burt Lake State Park.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Ignace journey maker site .

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. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in August, with highs in Saint Ignace at 72°F and lows at 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, Thorne Swift Nature Preserve, Burt Lake State Park
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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, then make a trip to Fort Holmes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Mackinac. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Is it you spot from Somewhere in Time movie!, explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, then steep yourself in history at Biddle House, then examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, and finally play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Mackinac Island trip site .

Mackinac Island is just a short distance from Saint Ignace. August in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature 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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and then see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paradise trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Mackinac Island to Paradise by combination of ferry and car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mackinac Island in September, plan for little chillier nights in Paradise, with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Manistique.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks Nature Museums
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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. Fayette Historic State Park and Peninsula Point Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palms Book State Park and Lake Effect Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manistique: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (in Munising) and Historical Village Fayette Park (in Garden). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring), look for gifts at The Mustard Seed, and relax in the rural setting at Thompson State Fish Hatchery.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Manistique trip maker app .

Explore your travel options from Paradise to Manistique with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks Nature 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. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Ontonagon County Historical Museum, then explore the activities along Lake of the Clouds, and then immerse yourself in nature at Porcupine Mountains State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Old Victoria Restoration and then explore the striking landscape of Bond Falls.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ontonagon road trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Manistique to Ontonagon. September in Ontonagon sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Marquette.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks Nature 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. On the 8th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, then immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park, and then browse the exhibits of Lakenenland Sculpture Park. On your second day here, examine the collection at Marquette Regional History Center, then admire the sheer force of Au Train Falls, and then take in the pleasant sights at Autrain Falls.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Marquette sightseeing planner .

Explore your travel options from Ontonagon to Marquette with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in September, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can 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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