5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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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. On the 20th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, immerse yourself in 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.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mackinac Island road trip planning tool.

Boston to Mackinac Island is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Boston in March, with highs in Mackinac Island at 32°F and lows at 19°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Saint Ignace

— 1 night
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 21st (Sat), stop by Manley’s Fish Market, examine the collection at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Wawatam Lighthouse.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Ignace online trip builder.

Ride a ferry from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace in an hour. In March, daytime highs in Saint Ignace are 32°F, while nighttime lows are 19°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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 22nd (Sun): Head underground at Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge and then stroll around Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Munising trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint Ignace to Munising takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 33°F in March, and nighttime lows around 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow 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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, stroll around Presque Isle Park, and then examine the collection at Upper Peninsula Children's Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Marquette planner.

Getting from Munising to Marquette by car takes about 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Munising in March since evenings lows in Marquette dip to 14°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

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.