6 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

6 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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Marquette
— 1 day
Drive
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Munising
— 1 night
Drive
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Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Ferry
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Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
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Marquette — 1 day

Marquette is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Marquette County. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): examine the collection at Michigan Iron Industry Museum, then relax in the rural setting at Jilbert Dairy, then see the interesting displays at Marquette Maritime Museum, and finally wander the streets of Downtown Marquette.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Marquette holiday planner.

Kalamazoo to Marquette is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. Traveling from Kalamazoo in June, expect Marquette to be little chillier, temps between 70°F and 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Munising.
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Museums · Neighborhoods
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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. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then kick back and relax at Sand Point Beach, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Tannery Falls.

Plan trip to Munising with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Marquette to Munising in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saint Ignace.
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Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Saint Ignace — 1 night

Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Fort de Baude Museum, stroll through Museum of Ojibwa Culture, admire the striking features of Indian Village, then immerse yourself in nature at Straits State Park, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Wawatam Lighthouse.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Saint Ignace day trip planner.

You can drive from Munising to Saint Ignace in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Saint Ignace can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Mackinac Island — 3 nights

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Get some historical perspective at Fort Mackinac and Round Island Lighthouse. Escape the urban bustle at Jewel Golf Course and Great Turtle Kayak Tours. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Biddle House, examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, look for gifts at Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, and don't miss a visit to Fort Holmes.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island online day trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island in an hour. In June in Mackinac Island, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours

Upper Peninsula travel guide

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Waterfalls · State Parks · Geologic Formations
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.
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