8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
ferry + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Eagle Harbor
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Marquette
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 22nd (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, then look for gifts at Island House Bike Shop, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island trip itinerary app .

Minneapolis to Mackinac Island is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Minneapolis in June, things will get little chillier in Mackinac Island: highs are around 67°F and lows about 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Golf Outdoors Parks
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Jewel Golf Course ©
Jewel Golf Course

1
night
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie ©
Sault Ste. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from USDA Iroquois Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Soo Brewing Company, and finally get all the equipment you need at Bird's Eye Outfitters.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sault Ste. Marie trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Mackinac Island to Sault Ste. Marie by combination of ferry and bus takes about 4.5 hours. June in Sault Ste. Marie sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Eagle Harbor.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Breweries & Distilleries Shopping Historic Sites
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Soo Brewing Company ©
Soo Brewing Company
USDA Iroquois Lighthouse ©
USDA Iroquois Lighthouse
Bird's Eye Outfitters ©
Bird's Eye Outfitters

1
night
Eagle Harbor

Eagle Harbor ©
Eagle Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located on the north side of the Keweenaw Peninsula within Eagle Harbor Township, Keweenaw County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Eagle Harbor Lighthouse, visit a coastal fixture at Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums, admire the sheer force of Eagle River Falls, then stop by The Jampot, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Jacob's Falls.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Eagle Harbor road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Sault Ste. Marie to Eagle Harbor takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June in Eagle Harbor, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Munising.

Things to do in Eagle Harbor

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Eagle River
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Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums ©
The Jampot ©
The Jampot
Eagle Harbor Lighthouse ©
Eagle Harbor Lighthouse

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 27th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Point Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Wagner Falls, admire the sheer force of Alger Falls, then get engrossed in the history at Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center, and finally look for gifts at Open Wings Pottery & Gallery.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Munising journey planner.

You can drive from Eagle Harbor to Munising in 3.5 hours. In June in Munising, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) 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
Wagner Falls ©
Wagner Falls

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): stop by Touch of Finland, browse the exhibits of Lakenenland Sculpture Park, then wander the streets of Downtown Marquette, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Blackrocks Brewery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Marquette travel route planning website .

Traveling by car from Munising to Marquette takes an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Shopping Neighborhoods Breweries & Distilleries
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Touch of Finland ©
Touch of Finland
Downtown Marquette ©
Downtown Marquette
Blackrocks Brewery ©
Blackrocks Brewery

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