5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula visit planner

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Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry
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Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Drive
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Munising
— 1 night
Drive
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Marquette
— 1 night
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Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): make a trip to Trinity Church, then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then explore and take pictures at Fort Mackinac, and finally explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island driving holiday planner.

New York City to Mackinac Island is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in January: high temperatures in Mackinac Island hover around 25°F and lows are around 14°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Saint Ignace

— 1 night
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, visit a coastal fixture at Wawatam Lighthouse, then don't miss a visit to Indian Village, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and finally look for gifts at Manley’s Fish Market.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Saint Ignace road trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace in an hour. In January in Saint Ignace, expect temperatures between 25°F during the day and 14°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Munising

— 1 night
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge and then stroll around Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Munising tour planning tool.

Getting from Saint Ignace to Munising by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°F, and evening lows to 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Marquette

— 1 night
Marquette is a city in the U.S. On the 5th (Sun), stroll around Presque Isle Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, and then relax in the rural setting at Jilbert Dairy.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Marquette vacation builder site.

Getting from Munising to Marquette by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Marquette when traveling from Munising in January, with lows around 7°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

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.