6 days in Upper Peninsula & Muskegon Itinerary

6 days in Upper Peninsula & Muskegon Itinerary

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6 days in Upper Peninsula & Muskegon Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Munising
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
ferry:  15​min
3
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
+2
ferry + bus + Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Muskegon
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Detroit

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night
Munising

Munising ©
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 7th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Munising trip itinerary builder .

Detroit to Munising is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Detroit in July, expect Munising to be slightly colder, temps between 74°F and 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Munising

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

1
night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): wander the wide-open spaces of Deer Ranch, delve into the mystery of Mystery Spot, then snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, and finally get great views at Castle Rock.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Saint Ignace trip planner .

Drive from Munising to Saint Ignace in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Saint Ignace, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.
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Castle Rock ©
Castle Rock
Deer Ranch ©
Deer Ranch
Mystery Spot ©
Mystery Spot

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock and then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island online visit planner .

Mackinac Island is very close to Saint Ignace. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Muskegon.

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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park

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nights
Muskegon

Muskegon ©
Muskegon is a city in the U.S. On the 11th (Thu), browse the fresh offerings at Bowerman Blueberries Farm Market, kick back and relax at Holland State Park Beach, and then kick back and relax at Oval Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): kick back and relax at Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access and then get in on the family fun at Michigan's Adventure.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Muskegon tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Mackinac Island to Muskegon by combination of ferry, bus, and car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mackinac Island in July, you will find days in Muskegon are somewhat warmer (80°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Muskegon

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Side Trips

Holland, Oval Beach, Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access
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Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Michigan's Adventure ©
Michigan's Adventure

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