8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Portland
+3
Fly + taxi + bus + ferry:  10​h 15​min
1
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry:  15​min
2
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Manistique
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Marquette
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
End: Portland

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 2nd (Mon), contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Island House Bike Shop, then don't miss a visit to Is it you spot from Somewhere in Time movie!, then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, and finally play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Mackinac Island trip itinerary planner.

Portland to Mackinac Island is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Portland in September, you will find days in Mackinac Island are little chillier (67°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

1
night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Deer Ranch, then admire the majestic nature at Straits State Park, then explore the galleries of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and finally examine the collection at Fort de Baude Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Saint Ignace trip planning tool .

Saint Ignace is very close to Mackinac Island. September in Saint Ignace sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Manistique.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

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Straits State Park ©
Straits State Park
Museum of Ojibwa Culture ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture
Deer Ranch ©
Deer Ranch

1
night
Manistique

Manistique ©
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. On the 5th (Thu), stop by The Mustard Seed, then take in the exciting artwork at Lake Effect Art Gallery, then immerse yourself in nature at Palms Book State Park, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring).

For reviews and more tourist information, read Manistique trip planner .

You can drive from Saint Ignace to Manistique in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Saint Ignace in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Manistique, with lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) ©
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)
Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park
The Mustard Seed ©
The Mustard Seed

2
nights
Munising

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 6th (Fri): stroll through Sand Point Beach, then admire the sheer force of Tannery Falls, then putt your heart out at Miners Falls Mini Golf, and finally look for gifts at Open Wings Pottery & Gallery. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Munising trip planning tool .

You can drive from Manistique to Munising in 1.5 hours. September in Munising sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach
Tannery Falls ©
Tannery Falls

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Jilbert Dairy and then wander the streets of Downtown Marquette.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Marquette travel planner.

Drive from Munising to Marquette in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Munising in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 48°F in Marquette. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Neighborhoods
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Jilbert Dairy ©
Jilbert Dairy

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