15 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

15 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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15 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Marquette
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Ontonagon
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Munising
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Saint Ignace
— 3 nights
Ferry:  15​min
5
Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
+3
Ferry + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

3
nights
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marquette: Manistique (Palms Book State Park & Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)), Mineral Museum of Michigan (in Houghton) and Quincy Mine (in Hancock). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park, take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, explore the galleries of Lakenenland Sculpture Park, and relax in the rural setting at Jilbert Dairy.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Marquette trip itinerary planning site .

Washington DC to Marquette is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in September: high temperatures in Marquette hover around 68°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Manistique, Mineral Museum of Michigan, Quincy Mine
Highlights from your plan
Mineral Museum of Michigan ©
Mineral Museum of Michigan
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

2
nights
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. On the 9th (Wed), make a trip to Bond Falls and then explore the striking landscape of Bond Falls. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Porcupine Mountains State Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Main Overlook, and then go deep underground at Adventure Mining Company.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ontonagon online route planner .

Traveling by car from Marquette to Ontonagon takes 2.5 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 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Munising.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Adventure Mining Company
Highlights from your plan
Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State Park
Adventure Mining Company ©
Adventure Mining Company

3
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Change things up with a short trip to Sable Falls in Grand Marais (about 1 hour away). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, kick back and relax at Sand Point Beach, admire the sheer force of Munising Falls, and explore the activities along Chapel Rock and Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Munising trip itinerary website .

Drive from Ontonagon to Munising in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in September, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint Ignace: Sault Ste. Marie (Soo Locks, Riverstone Gallery, & more), Paradise (Tahquamenon Falls & Tahquamenon Falls State Park) and Oswald's Bear Ranch (in Newberry). There's much more to do: take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, examine the collection at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, get great views at Castle Rock, and stroll around Bridge View Park.

Planning Saint Ignace trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Munising to Saint Ignace in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Saint Ignace can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sault Ste. Marie, Paradise, Oswald's Bear Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks

3
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Mackinac Island is known for parks, museums, historic sites, outdoors, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island trip itinerary planner.

Mackinac Island is just a short distance from Saint Ignace. In September, daily temperatures in Mackinac Island can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

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