5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Houston
+3
Fly + Taxi + Bus + Ferry:  9 h 15 min
1
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry:  15 min
2
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Munising
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
4
Marquette
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Houston

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, then admire the majestic 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 find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mackinac Island road trip planner.

Houston to Mackinac Island is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Houston in February, with highs in Mackinac Island at 24°F and lows at 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

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Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 8th (Sat), snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, visit a coastal fixture at Wawatam Lighthouse, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then admire the landmark architecture of Indian Village, and finally look for gifts at Manley’s Fish Market.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Saint Ignace trip tool .

Saint Ignace is just a short distance from Mackinac Island. In February, daytime highs in Saint Ignace are 24°F, while nighttime lows are 11°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Wawatam Lighthouse ©
Wawatam Lighthouse
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge
Manley’s Fish Market ©
Manley’s Fish Market

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Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 9th (Sun), look for gifts at Upper Peninsula Inspired, then explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and then get engrossed in the history at Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Munising trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Saint Ignace to Munising takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In February in Munising, expect temperatures between 25°F during the day and 11°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Upper Peninsula Inspired ©
Upper Peninsula Inspired
Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center ©

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Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): experience rural life at Jilbert Dairy, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, and then walk around Presque Isle Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Marquette day trip website .

You can drive from Munising to Marquette in an hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Marquette when traveling from Munising in February, with lows around 5°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Jilbert Dairy ©
Jilbert Dairy

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