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
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. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Biddle House. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Is it you spot from Somewhere in Time movie!, examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, then look for gifts at Island House Bike Shop, then steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island holiday planner .

New York City to Mackinac Island is an approximately 9-hour flight. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in July: high temperatures in Mackinac Island hover around 73°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites
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Jewel Golf Course ©
Jewel Golf Course
Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes

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 admire the majestic nature at Straits State Park, then examine the collection at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Fort de Baude Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Saint Ignace trip planner .

Saint Ignace is very close to Mackinac Island. In July in Saint Ignace, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks Nature Museums
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Straits State Park ©
Straits State Park
Fort de Baude Museum ©
Fort de Baude Museum
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 trek along North Country Trail (aka Canyon Falls Trail), and then wander the streets of Downtown Marquette.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Marquette road trip planner .

You can drive from Saint Ignace to Marquette in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Saint Ignace in July, plan for little chillier nights in Marquette, with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Neighborhoods Parks Trails

Side Trip

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

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