8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Munising
— 1 night
+2
Drive + bus + ferry:  6​h 15​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry:  15​min
3
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Manistique
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Ontonagon
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
End: Chicago

1
night
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 28th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Chapel Rock and Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Munising online sightseeing planner .

Chicago to Munising is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Munising. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Chicago in October, with highs in Munising at 57°F and lows at 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tannery Falls ©
Tannery Falls
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach
Chapel Rock and Beach ©
Chapel Rock and Beach

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 30th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory, don't miss a visit to Is it you spot from Somewhere in Time movie!, then steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Biddle House, then examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, then stop by Island House Bike Shop, and finally play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island attractions site .

Getting from Munising to Mackinac Island by combination of car, bus, and ferry takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Outdoors Golf Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Jewel Golf Course ©
Jewel Golf Course
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes

1
night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Deer Ranch, explore and take pictures at Mystery Spot, contemplate the long history of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then look for gifts at Mackinac Fudge Shop, and finally stop by Manley’s Fish Market.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Saint Ignace using our trip planner.

Saint Ignace is just a short distance from Mackinac Island. In October, daily temperatures in Saint Ignace can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Manistique.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Shopping Museums
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Mackinac Fudge Shop ©
Mackinac Fudge Shop
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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Palms Book State Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring), and then stop by The Mustard Seed.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Manistique travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Saint Ignace to Manistique takes 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Saint Ignace in November since evenings lows in Manistique dip to 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Manistique

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
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
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. On the 3rd (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Bond Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): explore the activities along Lake of the Clouds and then admire all the interesting features of Adventure Mining Company.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ontonagon trip planner .

Traveling by car from Manistique to Ontonagon takes 4 hours. In November, daytime highs in Ontonagon are 39°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Adventure Mining Company
Highlights from your plan
Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Lake of the Clouds ©
Lake of the Clouds
Adventure Mining Company ©
Adventure Mining Company

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