7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Sault Ste. Marie
1
Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Munising
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Marquette
— 1 night
+2
bus + Drive + ferry:  6​h 45​min
4
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry + bus:  3​h 45​min
End: Sault Ste. Marie

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day
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie
Sault Ste. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Tower of History, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Name of Mary Church, then view the masterpieces at Riverstone Gallery, then make a trip to Soo Locks, and finally enjoy the sea views from USDA Iroquois Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sault Ste. Marie travel route planning tool .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Sault Ste. Marie. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Holy Name of Mary Church ©
Holy Name of Mary Church
Tower of History ©
Tower of History

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Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Visit Fayette Historic State Park and Historical Village Fayette Park for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Miners Castle Rock. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Sand Point Beach, get engrossed in the history at Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center, stop by Upper Peninsula Inspired, and take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Munising trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sault Ste. Marie to Munising takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Garden
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. On the 18th (Wed), take a stroll through Downtown Marquette, then see where the action happens at Superior Dome, and then immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Marquette trip site .

Drive from Munising to Marquette in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Marquette when traveling from Munising in September, with lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Marquette

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Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Superior Dome ©
Superior Dome

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Biddle House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Caddywampus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, and finally tee off at Jewel Golf Course.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island route planner .

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Marquette to Mackinac Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Mackinac Island when traveling from Marquette in September, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church

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