6 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

6 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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6 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Lexington
+3
Fly + taxi + bus + ferry:  6​h 30​min
1
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
ferry:  15​min
2
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Copper Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Lexington

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Biddle House, steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Trinity Church, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mackinac Island trip planner .

Lexington to Mackinac Island is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Lexington in July, things will get a bit cooler in Mackinac Island: highs are around 73°F and lows about 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Museums
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Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Jewel Golf Course ©
Jewel Golf Course

1
night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Fort de Baude Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then enjoy the sea views from Wawatam Lighthouse, then admire the majestic nature at Straits State Park, and finally snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Ignace trip planner.

Saint Ignace is just a short distance from Mackinac Island. In July in Saint Ignace, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Museum of Ojibwa Culture ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture
Straits State Park ©
Straits State Park
Wawatam Lighthouse ©
Wawatam Lighthouse

2
nights
Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor ©
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary, then enjoy the sea views from Fort Wilkins State Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Copper Harbor Bike Trail System. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums, admire the sheer force of Jacob's Falls, and then look for gifts at The Jampot.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Copper Harbor sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Saint Ignace to Copper Harbor takes 6 hours. In July in Copper Harbor, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eagle Harbor, Jacob's Falls
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Fort Wilkins State Park ©
Fort Wilkins State Park
Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums ©
The Jampot ©
The Jampot

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