8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Marquette
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Drive + Ferry:  6​h 45​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Munising
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Garden
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Charlotte

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take a stroll through Downtown Marquette.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Marquette trip planner.

Charlotte to Marquette is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Charlotte in August: high temperatures in Marquette hover around 73°F and lows are around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Marquette

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Blackrocks Brewery ©
Blackrocks Brewery

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Fort Mackinac and Fort Holmes are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit St Anne's Catholic Church and Trinity Church for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, see the interesting displays at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, tee off at Wawashkamo Golf Club, and explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island trip itinerary 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 a bit warmer evenings in Mackinac Island when traveling from Marquette in August, with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Outdoors Parks Golf
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Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock

1
night
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 29th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, admire the sheer force of Munising Falls, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Point Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Munising vacation builder site .

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car from Mackinac Island to Munising in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In August in Munising, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Garden.

Things to do in Munising

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

1
night
Garden

Garden ©
Garden is a village in Delta County of the U.S. On the 31st (Sat), steep yourself in history at Historical Village Fayette Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Fayette Historic State Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Garden visit planning tool .

You can drive from Munising to Garden in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Garden

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park
Historical Village Fayette Park ©
Historical Village Fayette Park

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