4 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

4 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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Fly to Traverse City, Bus to Mackinaw, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry
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Saint Ignace
— 2 nights
Bus to Pellston, MI, Fly to Charlotte

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Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Trinity Church, then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

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Charlotte to Mackinac Island is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, Mackinac Island is slightly colder than Charlotte - with highs of 72°F and lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Saint Ignace

— 2 nights
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Museum Ship Valley Camp, make a trip to Soo Locks, and then take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Bridge View Park, snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, and then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture.

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You can ride a ferry from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace in an hour. August in Saint Ignace sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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Upper Peninsula travel guide

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Waterfalls · Geologic Formations · State Parks
Natural attractions steal the show on an Upper Peninsula vacation. Michigan's sparsely populated northern region is famous for its extensive shoreline along the Great Lakes and thick swathes of protected forest. Many of the region's waterways feature dramatic cascades, and a history of volcanic activity has created a wealth of interesting rock formations and colorful mineral deposits. Wildlife spotting remains a top reason to take a trip to Upper Peninsula, with deer, bears, wolves, and porcupines all easily seen in the area's pristine wilderness.