8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry
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Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Marais
— 1 night
Drive
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Munising
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marquette
— 2 nights
Fly

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Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum and then get outside with Mackinac Cycle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, make a trip to Is It You Spot From Somewhere in Time Movie!, and then tee off at Jewel Golf Course.

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New York City to Mackinac Island is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from New York City in August, things will get slightly colder in Mackinac Island: highs are around 72°F and lows about 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Saint Ignace

— 1 night
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Huron Boardwalk, then immerse yourself in nature at Straits State Park, and then look for gifts at Museum of Ojibwa Culture.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Ignace holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace in an hour. In August in Saint Ignace, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Tours

Grand Marais

— 1 night
Grand Marais is an unincorporated community in Burt Township, Alger County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): stroll around Bayshore Park, go for a walk through Log Slide Overlook, and then get outside with Sable Falls.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Marais trip planner.

You can drive from Saint Ignace to Grand Marais in 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Saint Ignace in August since evenings lows in Grand Marais dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks · Outdoors

Munising

— 2 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 2nd (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Tannery Falls and then stroll through Sand Point Beach. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Spray Falls and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chapel Rock and Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Munising tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Grand Marais to Munising by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in September, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Wildlife

Marquette

— 2 nights
Marquette is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Marquette County. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Jilbert Dairy, then examine the collection at Marquette Maritime Museum, and then wander the streets of Downtown Marquette. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Iron Ore Heritage Trail and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dead River Falls.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Marquette road trip planning website.

You can drive from Munising to Marquette in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Munising in September, Marquette is slightly colder at night with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Upper Peninsula travel guide

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Waterfalls · State Parks · Geologic Formations
Natural attractions steal the show on an Upper Peninsula vacation. Michigan's sparsely populated northern region is famous for its extensive shoreline along the Great Lakes and thick swathes of protected forest. Many of the region's waterways feature dramatic cascades, and a history of volcanic activity has created a wealth of interesting rock formations and colorful mineral deposits. Wildlife spotting remains a top reason to take a trip to Upper Peninsula, with deer, bears, wolves, and porcupines all easily seen in the area's pristine wilderness.