14 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

14 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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14 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Columbus
+3
Fly + taxi + bus + ferry:  7​h 15​min
1
Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
ferry:  15​min
2
Saint Ignace
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Munising
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Marquette
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Columbus

3
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Mackinac Island is known for nature, museums, wildlife, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, identify plant and animal life at Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Mackinac Island travel itinerary planner.

Columbus to Mackinac Island is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Columbus in July, expect Mackinac Island to be little chillier, temps between 73°F and 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park

3
nights
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kids will appreciate attractions like Oswald's Bear Ranch and Museum Ship Valley Camp. Get out of town with these interesting Saint Ignace side-trips: Soo Locks (in Sault Ste. Marie), Tahquamenon Falls State Park (in Paradise) and GarLyn Zoological Park (in Naubinway). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock, take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and wander the wide-open spaces of Deer Ranch.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Saint Ignace trip itinerary tool .

Saint Ignace is just a stone's throw from Mackinac Island. In July, daytime highs in Saint Ignace are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Munising.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Sault Ste. Marie, GarLyn Zoological Park, Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Oswald's Bear Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Oswald's Bear Ranch ©
Oswald's Bear Ranch
GarLyn Zoological Park ©
GarLyn Zoological Park

3
nights
Munising

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, beaches, outdoors, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, kick back and relax at Sand Point Beach, admire the sheer force of Miners Falls, and go for a walk through Autrain Falls.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Munising trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Saint Ignace to Munising takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Munising are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Autrain Falls
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Miners Falls ©
Miners Falls

4
nights
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Attractions like Adventure Mining Company and Iron Mountain Iron Mine make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Marquette's surroundings by going to Manistique (Palms Book State Park & Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)) and Fayette Historic State Park (in Garden). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park, relax in the rural setting at Jilbert Dairy, explore the galleries of Lakenenland Sculpture Park, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Marquette trip builder tool .

Getting from Munising to Marquette by car takes about an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Manistique, Iron Mountain Iron Mine, Adventure Mining Company, Fayette Historic State Park
Highlights from your plan
Adventure Mining Company ©
Adventure Mining Company
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park

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