5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: New York City
+3
Fly + Taxi + Bus + Ferry:  9​h
1
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry:  15​min
2
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Marquette
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Biddle House. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mackinac Island day trip planner.

New York City to Mackinac Island is an approximately 9-hour flight. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in July, with highs in Mackinac Island at 73°F and lows at 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Jewel Golf Course ©
Jewel Golf Course
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park

1
night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Deer Ranch, then immerse yourself in nature at Straits State Park, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and finally stop by Mackinac Fudge Shop.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Ignace online travel route planner .

Saint Ignace is just a stone's throw from Mackinac Island. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

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Straits State Park
Straits State Park
Mackinac Fudge Shop ©
Mackinac Fudge Shop
Deer Ranch ©
Deer Ranch

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Jilbert Dairy, then tour the pleasant surroundings at North Country Trail (aka Canyon Falls Trail), and then wander the streets of Downtown Marquette.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Marquette day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Saint Ignace to Marquette takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Saint Ignace in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Marquette, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Neighborhoods Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

North Country Trail (aka Canyon Falls Trail)
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Jilbert Dairy ©
Jilbert Dairy

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