7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Saint Ignace
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
Taxi to Marquette, Fly to Hartford


Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island trip itinerary planning site.

Hartford to Mackinac Island is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In July, Mackinac Island is slightly colder than Hartford - with highs of 73°F and lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Saint Ignace

— 3 nights
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint Ignace: Paradise (Tahquamenon Falls State Park & Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum), Sault Ste. Marie (Tower of History, Museum Ship Valley Camp, &more) and Oswald's Bear Ranch (in Newberry). There's lots more to do: take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, stroll around Bridge View Park, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture.

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Traveling by ferry from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace takes an hour. In July, daytime highs in Saint Ignace are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips


— 2 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 16th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Munising Falls and then explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, and then putt your heart out at Miners Falls Mini Golf.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Munising online tour planner.

You can drive from Saint Ignace to Munising in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Munising are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Fun & Games

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.