4 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

4 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Saint Ignace
— 2 nights
Bus to Pellston, MI, Fly to Reagan Washington


Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, take a memorable tour with Tours, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island trip itinerary planning app.

Washington DC to Mackinac Island is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In September, Mackinac Island is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 67°F and lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours
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Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get all the equipment you need at Bird's Eye Outfitters, then make a trip to Soo Locks, then see the interesting displays at Museum Ship Valley Camp, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Tower of History. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, and then stroll around Bridge View Park.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Ignace day trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

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Upper Peninsula travel guide

Waterfalls · Geologic Formations · State Parks
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.