4 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

4 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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4 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Saint Ignace
— Few hours
ferry:  15​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
+2
ferry + bus + Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Munising
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Marquette
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Detroit

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Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Wawatam Lighthouse, see the interesting displays at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and then look for gifts at Mackinac Fudge Shop.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Saint Ignace trip maker site .

Detroit to Saint Ignace is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Detroit in April: high temperatures in Saint Ignace hover around 42°F and lows are around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Wawatam Lighthouse ©
Wawatam Lighthouse
Museum of Ojibwa Culture ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture
Mackinac Fudge Shop ©
Mackinac Fudge Shop

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night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, stop by Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, contemplate the long history of Biddle House, then steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, then see the interesting displays at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island trip builder app .

Mackinac Island is just a stone's throw from Saint Ignace. April in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 42°F and lows of 30°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors
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Jewel Golf Course ©
Jewel Golf Course
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes

1
day
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 16th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Point Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at Tannery Falls, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Chapel Rock and Beach.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Munising travel planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car from Mackinac Island to Munising in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Tannery Falls ©
Tannery Falls
Chapel Rock and Beach ©
Chapel Rock and Beach
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach

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Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Michigan Iron Industry Museum, examine the collection at Marquette Maritime Museum, then wander the streets of Downtown Marquette, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blackrocks Brewery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Marquette tour planner .

Drive from Munising to Marquette in 1.5 hours. In April in Marquette, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 26°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Museums Neighborhoods Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Michigan Iron Industry Museum
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Michigan Iron Industry Museum ©
Michigan Iron Industry Museum
Marquette Maritime Museum ©
Marquette Maritime Museum
Blackrocks Brewery ©
Blackrocks Brewery

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