5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Marquette, Taxi to Munising
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Munising
— 1 night
Drive
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Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Ferry
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Detroit

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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 30th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Tannery Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Point Beach, get outside with Sable Falls, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Chapel Rock and Beach.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Munising online tour planner.

Detroit to Munising is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Detroit in July, things will get slightly colder in Munising: highs are around 74°F and lows about 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Saint Ignace

— 1 night
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, visit a coastal fixture at Wawatam Lighthouse, then admire the majestic nature at Straits State Park, and finally snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Ignace online road trip planner.

Drive from Munising to Saint Ignace in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Saint Ignace can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, then make a trip to Fort Holmes, and finally play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, explore the galleries of Fort Mackinac, steep yourself in history at Biddle House, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally stop by Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mackinac Island trip maker website.

Traveling by ferry from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island takes an hour. August in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · 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.