7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + ferry:  8​h 45​min
1
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
ferry:  15​min
2
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Copper Harbor
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Marquette
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Biddle House. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, then browse the exhibits of Fort Mackinac, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mackinac Island travel itinerary planner .

New York City to Mackinac Island is an approximately 9-hour flight. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in July: high temperatures in Mackinac Island hover around 73°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Museums
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Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church

1
night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 16th (Tue), explore and take pictures at Deer Ranch, admire the majestic nature at Straits State Park, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then admire the striking features of Indian Village, and finally view the masterpieces at Fort de Baude Museum.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Saint Ignace holiday app .

Saint Ignace is just a stone's throw from Mackinac Island. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks Nature Museums
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Deer Ranch ©
Deer Ranch
Museum of Ojibwa Culture ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture
Straits State Park ©
Straits State Park

1
night
Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor ©
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary, then enjoy the sea views from Fort Wilkins State Park, then examine the collection at Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Eagle River Falls.

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Getting from Saint Ignace to Copper Harbor by car takes about 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Marquette.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Eagle River Falls, Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums
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Fort Wilkins State Park ©
Fort Wilkins State Park
Eagle River Falls ©
Eagle River Falls

2
nights
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park, then see the interesting displays at Marquette Maritime Museum, and then take a stroll through Downtown Marquette. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Michigan Iron Industry Museum, then stroll through North Country Trail (aka Canyon Falls Trail), and then explore the engaging exhibits at Upper Peninsula Children's Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Marquette tour planner .

You can drive from Copper Harbor to Marquette in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Marquette are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Michigan Iron Industry Museum, North Country Trail (aka Canyon Falls Trail)
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Michigan Iron Industry Museum ©
Michigan Iron Industry Museum
Upper Peninsula Children's Museum ©
Upper Peninsula Children's Museum

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