9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Detroit
+3
Fly + taxi + bus + ferry:  5​h 30​min
1
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry:  15​min
2
Saint Ignace
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Ontonagon
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Detroit

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island trip planner .

Detroit to Mackinac Island is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Detroit in June; daily highs in Mackinac Island reach 67°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park

3
nights
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Attractions like Oswald's Bear Ranch and GarLyn Zoological Park make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Tahquamenon Falls State Park (in Paradise) and Sault Ste. Marie (Museum Ship Valley Camp & Soo Locks). There's much more to do: take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, get a taste of life in the country at Deer Ranch, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and take an unorthodox tour of Mystery Spot.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Ignace trip itinerary planner.

Saint Ignace is very close to Mackinac Island. In June, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Munising.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trips

Sault Ste. Marie, GarLyn Zoological Park, Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Oswald's Bear Ranch
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Oswald's Bear Ranch ©
Oswald's Bear Ranch
GarLyn Zoological Park ©
GarLyn Zoological Park
Museum Ship Valley Camp ©
Museum Ship Valley Camp

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 1st (Wed), admire the sheer force of Munising Falls and then explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. On the next day, kick back and relax at Sand Point Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock.

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You can drive from Saint Ignace to Munising in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Ontonagon.

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
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls

2
nights
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Bond Falls and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Adventure Mining Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): explore the activities along Lake of the Clouds and then take a peaceful walk through Porcupine Mountains State Park.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ontonagon road trip planning tool .

Getting from Munising to Ontonagon by car takes about 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Adventure Mining Company
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Adventure Mining Company ©
Adventure Mining Company
Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Lake of the Clouds ©
Lake of the Clouds

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