9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Paris
+3
Fly + taxi + bus + ferry:  17​h 15​min
1
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry:  15​min
2
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Manistique
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Copper Harbor
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h
End: Paris

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 14th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Biddle House, take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then make a trip to Fort Holmes, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, tee off at Jewel Golf Course, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mackinac Island trip planner .

Paris, France to Mackinac Island is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight, car, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Paris to Mackinac Island, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in August: highs in Mackinac Island hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Jewel Golf Course ©
Jewel Golf Course
Fort Holmes ©
Fort Holmes

1
night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Deer Ranch, immerse yourself in nature at Straits State Park, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then admire the landmark architecture of Indian Village, and finally view the masterpieces at Fort de Baude Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Saint Ignace trip planning app .

Saint Ignace is just a short distance from Mackinac Island. In August in Saint Ignace, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Nature Parks Museums
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Straits State Park ©
Straits State Park
Museum of Ojibwa Culture ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture
Deer Ranch ©
Deer Ranch

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 17th (Sat), explore the activities along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Chapel Rock and Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at Tannery Falls, and then kick back and relax at Sand Point Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Munising road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Saint Ignace to Munising takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Munising sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Manistique.

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
Tannery Falls ©
Tannery Falls

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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 19th (Mon): hike along The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk, look for gifts at The Mustard Seed, then view the masterpieces at Lake Effect Art Gallery, and finally explore the striking landscape at Palms Book State Park.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Manistique online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Munising to Manistique in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks Trails Nature
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Palms Book State Park ©
Palms Book State Park
Lake Effect Art Gallery ©
Lake Effect Art Gallery
The Mustard Seed ©
The Mustard Seed

1
night
Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor ©
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary, admire all the interesting features of Fort Wilkins State Park, then see the interesting displays at Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums, and finally admire the sheer force of Eagle River Falls.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Copper Harbor driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Manistique to Copper Harbor in 4.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Eagle River Falls, Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums
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Eagle River Falls ©
Eagle River Falls
Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums ©

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