10 days in Upper Peninsula & Boyne Falls Itinerary

10 days in Upper Peninsula & Boyne Falls Itinerary

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Start: Detroit
+3
Fly + Taxi + Bus + Ferry:  9 h 45 min
1
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  2 h
2
Paradise
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Marquette
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h
5
Houghton
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
6
Eagle River
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Ontonagon
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
8
Boyne Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
End: Detroit

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Mackinac Island road trip planning website.

Detroit to Mackinac Island is an approximately 5.5- hour combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Detroit in July, with highs in Mackinac Island at 73°F and lows at 58°F. You will leave for Paradise on the 29th (Mon).

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Outdoors Tours Shopping

1
day
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Oswald's Bear Ranch has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Oswald's Bear Ranch and then admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Paradise trip maker tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Mackinac Island in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Paradise, with lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Oswald's Bear Ranch
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Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Oswald's Bear Ranch ©
Oswald's Bear Ranch

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

Start your trip to Munising by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Paradise to Munising in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Munising are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

few
hours
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): experience rural life at Jilbert Dairy.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Marquette trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Munising to Marquette takes an hour. In July, daytime highs in Marquette are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Wed) before leaving for Houghton.
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Jilbert Dairy ©
Jilbert Dairy

few
hours
Houghton

Houghton
Houghton is a city in the U.S. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Houghton trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Marquette to Houghton in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. You will leave for Eagle River on the 31st (Wed).

Things to do in Houghton

Parks Museums Historic Sites

1
night
Eagle River

Eagle River ©
Eagle River is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): admire the sheer force of Eagle River Falls.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Eagle River day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Houghton to Eagle River in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Eagle River are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Eagle River

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Calumet, McLain State Park
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Keweenaw National Historical Park ©
Keweenaw National Historical Park
Eagle River Falls ©
Eagle River Falls
McLain State Park ©
McLain State Park

3
nights
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
On the 2nd (Fri), explore the activities along Lake of the Clouds, delve into the lush surroundings at Porcupine Mountains State Park, and then go deep underground at Adventure Mining Company. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bond Falls.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ontonagon holiday builder site.

Getting from Eagle River to Ontonagon by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Boyne Falls.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Adventure Mining Company
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Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State Park
Lake of the Clouds ©
Lake of the Clouds

1
night
Boyne Falls

Boyne Falls ©
Boyne Falls is a village in Charlevoix County in the U.S. On the 4th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cross In The Woods National Shrine, stop by Chillermania!, and then make a splash at Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Boyne Falls online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Ontonagon to Boyne Falls in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Boyne Falls are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. You'll set off for home on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Boyne Falls

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Indian River
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Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark ©
Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark
Chillermania! ©
Chillermania!
Cross In The Woods National Shrine ©
Cross In The Woods National Shrine

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