6 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

6 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula travel planner

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Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Ferry
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Mackinaw, Bus to Newberry, MI, Drive to Munising
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Munising
— 2 nights
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Saint Ignace

— 1 night
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 21st (Sun), take in the views from Mackinac Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Museum Ship Valley Camp, don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, and then get great views at Castle Rock.

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

Kalamazoo to Saint Ignace is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Kalamazoo in June, expect Saint Ignace to be slightly colder, temps between 67°F and 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, then take in the local highlights with Fort Mackinac, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, then identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Before you visit Mackinac Island, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island by ferry takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

Munising

— 2 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Munising Falls and then explore the activities along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, kick back and relax at Sand Point Beach, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Munising journey planner.

Getting from Mackinac Island to Munising by combination of ferry, bus, and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Upper Peninsula travel guide

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Waterfalls · Geologic Formations · State Parks
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.