8 days in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula & Frankenmuth Itinerary

8 days in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula & Frankenmuth Itinerary

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Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Saint Ignace
— 2 nights
Drive
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Frankenmuth
— 3 nights
Fly

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Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, and finally explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, then identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island trip builder app.

Phoenix to Mackinac Island is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Phoenix to Mackinac Island, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Mackinac Island is cooler than Phoenix - with highs of 67°F and lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

Saint Ignace

— 2 nights
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 6th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then stroll around Bridge View Park, then snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, and finally get great views at Castle Rock. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Riverstone Gallery, then make a trip to Soo Locks, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Museum Ship Valley Camp.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Saint Ignace travel planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trip

Frankenmuth

— 3 nights
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): look for gifts at Frankenmuth Cheese Haus, then take an in-depth tour of Frankenmuth Historical Museum, and then get interesting insight from Tours. On your second day here, learn about all things military at Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum, identify plant and animal life at Bay City State Recreation Area, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Zak And Macs Chocolate Haus, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Frankenmuth trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saint Ignace to Frankenmuth in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Saint Ignace in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Frankenmuth: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip