18 days in Manistique & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

18 days in Manistique & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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18 days in Manistique & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Start: Big Rapids
Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Manistique
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 14 nights
Drive:  19​h 45​min
End: Big Rapids

2
nights
Manistique

Manistique ©
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. You've now added Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the activities along Indian Lake, then take in the exciting artwork at Lake Effect Art Gallery, and then enjoy the sea views from Seul Choix Point Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Thompson State Fish Hatchery, look for all kinds of wild species at Palms Book State Park, and then explore the activities along Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring).

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Manistique road trip planner.

Big Rapids to Manistique is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. When traveling from Big Rapids in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Manistique, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Seul Choix Point Lighthouse
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Palms Book State Park ©
Palms Book State Park
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) ©
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)
Seul Choix Point Lighthouse ©
Seul Choix Point Lighthouse

14
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Escape the urban bustle at Fairy Falls and Gibbon Falls. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castle Geyser and S Rim Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Yellowstone National Park side-trips: Grand Teton National Park (Inspiration Point & Mormon Row Historic District). Spend the 25th (Sun) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. The adventure continues: stroll through Artist Point, explore and take pictures at Grand Loop Road, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, and get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park day trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Manistique to Yellowstone National Park. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Manistique to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from Manistique in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park, with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
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Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive

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