7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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Fly
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Marquette
— 1 day
Drive
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Munising
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Ferry
4
Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Detroit

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Marquette

Marquette is a city in the U.S. On the 17th (Sat), examine the collection at Upper Peninsula Children's Museum, then examine the collection at Marquette Maritime Museum, and then visit Downtown Marquette.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Marquette online travel route planner.

Detroit to Marquette is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, Marquette is slightly colder than Detroit - with highs of 75°F and lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

2
nights
Munising

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 18th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Point Beach, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center, take in the dramatic scenery at Tannery Falls, then admire the sheer force of Chapel Falls, and finally explore the activities along Chapel Rock and Beach.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Munising trip planner.

Drive from Marquette to Munising in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 20th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Fort de Baude Museum, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then admire the landmark architecture of Indian Village, then admire the majestic nature at Straits State Park, and finally get a taste of life in the country at Deer Ranch.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Ignace day trip planning website.

Getting from Munising to Saint Ignace by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Saint Ignace, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

3
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fort Holmes and Jewel Golf Course. Fort Mackinac and The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Biddle House, get a new perspective on things with Great Turtle Kayak Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and visit a coastal fixture at Round Island Lighthouse.

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Traveling by ferry from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island takes an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Upper Peninsula travel guide

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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.