5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Green Bay
+3
Fly + taxi + bus + ferry:  6​h 45​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
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Green Bay

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Trinity Church, then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island road trip planner.

Green Bay to Mackinac Island is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In January, daily temperatures in Mackinac Island can reach 25°F, while at night they dip to 14°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the 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. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): look for gifts at Mackinac Fudge Shop, admire the landmark architecture of Indian Village, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, and finally enjoy the sea views from Wawatam Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Ignace online trip maker .

Saint Ignace is very close to Mackinac Island. In January, plan for daily highs up to 25°F, and evening lows to 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Wawatam Lighthouse ©
Wawatam Lighthouse
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge
Mackinac Fudge Shop ©
Mackinac Fudge Shop

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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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): Head underground at Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge and then explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Munising trip planner .

Getting from Saint Ignace to Munising by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 26°F, while at night they dip to 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge ©

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Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Lakenenland Sculpture Park, then experience rural life at Jilbert Dairy, then take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Marquette online trip maker .

Getting from Munising to Marquette by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Munising in January, Marquette is slightly colder at night with lows of 7°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car 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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