7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula trip planner
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Fly to Marquette, Taxi to Munising
— 1 night
Saint Ignace
— 3 nights
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Knoxville


Munising — 1 night

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

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Knoxville to Munising is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Knoxville in June, with highs in Munising at 68°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Saint Ignace.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Saint Ignace — 3 nights

Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kids will enjoy Soo Locks and Oswald's Bear Ranch. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint Ignace: Tahquamenon Falls State Park (in Paradise) and Sault Ste. Marie (Museum Ship Valley Camp & George Kemp Marina). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, take in the waterfront at Huron Boardwalk, and take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock.

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You can drive from Munising to Saint Ignace in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Saint Ignace are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums
Side Trips

Mackinac Island — 2 nights

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): see some colorful creatures with Great Turtle Kayak Tours, get engrossed in the history at Fort Mackinac, and then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park and then stroll through The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

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Traveling by ferry from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island takes an hour. In July, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Upper Peninsula travel guide

Waterfalls · State Parks · Geologic Formations
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.