7 days in Michigan Itinerary

7 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Marquette
— 1 night
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Manistique
— 1 night
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Saint Ignace
— 3 nights
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night

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Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take a stroll through Downtown Marquette, then experience rural life at Jilbert Dairy, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Blackrocks Brewery. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Sand Point Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Wagner Falls, and then take in the exciting artwork at Lakenenland Sculpture Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Marquette online trip planner.

Detroit to Marquette is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Detroit in September: high temperatures in Marquette hover around 68°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Manistique.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Downtown Marquette ©
Downtown Marquette
Blackrocks Brewery ©
Blackrocks Brewery

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Manistique

Manistique
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Garden Bay Winery, take in the dramatic natural features at Palms Book State Park, then explore the activities along Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring), and finally hike along The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Manistique route builder.

Getting from Marquette to Manistique by journey takes about 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) ©
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)
Garden Bay Winery ©
Garden Bay Winery

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Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc. and Cross In The Woods National Shrine. Venture out of the city with trips to Thorne Swift Nature Preserve (in Harbor Springs), Mushroom House Tours of Charlevoix (in Charlevoix) and Petoskey (Historic Gaslight District & Petoskey State Park). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Straits State Park, walk around Bridge View Park, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Ignace sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Manistique to Saint Ignace in 1.5 hours. In September in Saint Ignace, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Cross In The Woods National Shrine ©
Cross In The Woods National Shrine
Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc. ©
Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.
Historic Gaslight District ©
Historic Gaslight District

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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 1st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally stop by Island House Bike Shop.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mackinac Island journey planning website.

Getting from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island by ferry takes about an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Mackinac Island can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping
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St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Fort Holmes ©
Fort Holmes

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