7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  4​h
1
Marquette
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Munising
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Ferry:  15​min
4
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
+3
Ferry + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Detroit

few
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Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Marquette Maritime Museum and then wander the streets of Downtown Marquette.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Marquette online trip itinerary planner .

Detroit to Marquette is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, Marquette is a bit cooler than Detroit - with highs of 68°F and lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Neighborhoods Museums
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Marquette Maritime Museum ©
Marquette Maritime Museum

3
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Escape the urban bustle at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Chapel Rock and Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sand Point Beach and Seney National Wildlife Refuge. Take a break from Munising with a short trip to Sable Falls in Grand Marais, about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Tannery Falls, get engrossed in the history at Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center, and explore the fascinating underground world of Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Munising route planning site .

Traveling by car from Marquette to Munising takes an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sable Falls, Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge, Seney National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Seney National Wildlife Refuge ©
Seney National Wildlife Refuge
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach

1
night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, immerse yourself in nature at Straits State Park, enjoy the sea views from Wawatam Lighthouse, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and finally admire the striking features of Indian Village.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Ignace trip maker site .

You can drive from Munising to Saint Ignace in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Saint Ignace are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Straits State Park
Straits State Park
Wawatam Lighthouse
Wawatam Lighthouse
Museum of Ojibwa Culture ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, steep yourself in history at Biddle House, then steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tee off at Jewel Golf Course, then examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Mackinac, and finally stop by Murdick's Fudge.

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Mackinac Island is just a short distance from Saint Ignace. In September, daily temperatures in Mackinac Island can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Jewel Golf Course ©
Jewel Golf Course

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