7 days in Upper Peninsula & White Lake Itinerary

7 days in Upper Peninsula & White Lake Itinerary

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Make it your trip
— 1 day
— 2 nights
Saint Ignace
— 3 nights
White Lake
— 1 night
Drive to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport



— 1 day
Marquette is a city in the U.S. On the 21st (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain and then admire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Marquette day trip planning tool.

New York City to Marquette is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in November: highs in Marquette hover around 39°F, while lows dip to 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Wildlife


— 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 22nd (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and then look for gifts at Upper Peninsula Inspired.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Munising itinerary planner.

Getting from Marquette to Munising by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Marquette in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Munising, with lows of 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Saint Ignace

— 3 nights
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mackinac Bridge and Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint Ignace: Tahquamenon Falls (in Paradise) and Sault Ste. Marie (Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Holy Name of Mary Church, &more). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Bridge View Park, take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock, and stop by Mackinac Fudge Shop.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Saint Ignace online travel route planner.

You can drive from Munising to Saint Ignace in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 42°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to White Lake.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

White Lake

— 1 night
White Lake Charter Township is a charter township of Oakland County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): stroll around Marshbank Park, trek along West Bloomfield Woods Nature Preserve And Nature Trail, and then stroll around Indian Springs Metropark.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our White Lake trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint Ignace to White Lake takes 4 hours. In November in White Lake, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in White Lake

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Upper Peninsula travel guide

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.