6 days in Isle Royale National Park, Empire & Sault Ste. Marie Itinerary

6 days in Isle Royale National Park, Empire & Sault Ste. Marie Itinerary

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6 days in Isle Royale National Park, Empire & Sault Ste. Marie Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  8​h 15​min
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Isle Royale National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
2
Empire
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Sault Ste. Marie
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Indianapolis

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Isle Royale National Park

Isle Royale National Park
Isolated by its location in the northern reaches of Lake Superior, Isle Royale National Park treats its visitors to a wilderness of second-growth forests, clear lakes, and rugged coastline inhabited by moose, wolves, otters, and foxes.
To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Isle Royale National Park online attractions planner .

Indianapolis to Isle Royale National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Traveling from Indianapolis in June, expect Isle Royale National Park to be little chillier, temps between 70°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Empire.

Things to do in Isle Royale National Park

Parks Trails Wildlife

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Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): kick back and relax at Elberta Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Ellie Harold Art Studio & Gallery, and then take a memorable drive along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Lake Michigan Beach Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Lake Ann Brewing Company.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Empire trip builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Isle Royale National Park to Empire. June in Empire sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Empire

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Elberta Beach, Ellie Harold Art Studio & Gallery, Lake Ann Brewing Company
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Lake Ann Brewing Company ©
Lake Ann Brewing Company

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Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie ©
Sault Ste. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from USDA Iroquois Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Soo Brewing Company, and finally look for gifts at Bird's Eye Outfitters. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try to win big at Bay Mills Resort & Casinos, play a few rounds at Wild Bluff Golf Course, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Tower of History.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sault Ste. Marie online road trip planner .

You can drive from Empire to Sault Ste. Marie in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. June in Sault Ste. Marie sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Outdoors Golf Fun & Games

Side Trip

Brimley
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Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks
USDA Iroquois Lighthouse ©
USDA Iroquois Lighthouse
Wild Bluff Golf Course ©
Wild Bluff Golf Course

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