8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 night
bus + ferry:  3​h 45​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Munising
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Marquette
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Detroit

1
night
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie
Sault Ste. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at USDA Iroquois Lighthouse and then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Name of Mary Church. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Museum Ship Valley Camp, then contemplate the long history of Tower of History, then don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Soo Brewing Company.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sault Ste. Marie road trip planning tool .

Detroit to Sault Ste. Marie is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Detroit in June; daily highs in Sault Ste. Marie reach 72°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Holy Name of Mary Church ©
Holy Name of Mary Church
Soo Brewing Company ©
Soo Brewing Company

3
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Visit St Anne's Catholic Church and Mission Church for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, steep yourself in history at Trinity Church, play a few rounds at Wawashkamo Golf Club, and brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mackinac Island tour itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Sault Ste. Marie to Mackinac Island takes 4 hours. Traveling from Sault Ste. Marie in June, you will find days in Mackinac Island are a bit cooler (67°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Outdoors Golf Nature
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes

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 14th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Point Beach, then try for a hole-in-one at Miners Falls Mini Golf, and finally stop by Upper Peninsula Inspired.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Munising trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and car from Mackinac Island to Munising takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in June, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (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
Miners Falls Mini Golf ©
Miners Falls Mini Golf

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take a stroll through Downtown Marquette, sample the tasty concoctions at Blackrocks Brewery, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Cognition Brewing Company.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Marquette travel planner.

Traveling by car from Munising to Marquette takes 1.5 hours. In June in Marquette, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Breweries & Distilleries Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cognition Brewing Company
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Blackrocks Brewery ©
Blackrocks Brewery
Cognition Brewing Company ©
Cognition Brewing Company

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