3 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

3 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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3 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  4​h
1
Marquette
— Few hours
+2
bus + Drive + ferry:  6​h 45​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 1 day
ferry + bus:  3​h 45​min
3
Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Detroit

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Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Lakenenland Sculpture Park and then trek along Iron Ore Heritage Trail.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Marquette holiday builder tool .

Detroit to Marquette is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Detroit in June: high temperatures in Marquette hover around 70°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Iron Ore Heritage Trail ©
Iron Ore Heritage Trail

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day
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, and finally explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island route planning website .

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Marquette to Mackinac Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature Parks Museums
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Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock

1
night
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie
Sault Ste. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): meet the residents at Museum Ship Valley Camp, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Name of Mary Church, take in the exciting artwork at Riverstone Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, and finally enjoy the sea views from USDA Iroquois Lighthouse.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sault Ste. Marie day trip site .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Sault Ste. Marie in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Holy Name of Mary Church ©
Holy Name of Mary Church
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks

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