10 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

10 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Peoria
Bus:  9 h
1
Mackinac Island
— 1 day
Ferry:  15 min
2
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Marquette
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
6
Copper Harbor
— 3 nights
Drive:  8 h
End: Peoria

1
day
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 30th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Biddle House, examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, expand your understanding of the military at Fort Mackinac, admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island route maker website.

Peoria to Mackinac Island is an approximately 12.5-hour bus ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Peoria to Mackinac Island is 1 hour. In July, Mackinac Island is slightly colder than Peoria - with highs of 73°F and lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Fort Holmes ©
Fort Holmes

1
night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): wander the wide-open spaces of Deer Ranch, shop like a local with Fort de Baude Museum, snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, thenadmire the majestic nature at Straits State Park, thentake an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Wawatam Lighthouse.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Saint Ignace trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace in an hour. July in Saint Ignace sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Paradise.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Straits State Park ©
Straits State Park
Museum of Ojibwa Culture ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture
Fort de Baude Museum ©
Fort de Baude Museum

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paradise sightseeing app.

You can drive from Saint Ignace to Paradise in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Saint Ignace in July, expect little chillier with lows of 53°F in Paradise. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Whitefish Point Bird Observatory ©
Whitefish Point Bird Observatory
Tahquamenon Falls ©
Tahquamenon Falls
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Chapel Rock and Beach, explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Tannery Falls, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Point Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Munising tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Paradise to Munising by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach
Chapel Rock and Beach ©
Chapel Rock and Beach

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, thenadmire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park, thensee the interesting displays at Marquette Maritime Museum, and finally wander the streets of Downtown Marquette.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Marquette online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Munising to Marquette takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Marquette Maritime Museum ©
Marquette Maritime Museum
Downtown Marquette ©
Downtown Marquette
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park

3
nights
Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. Quincy Mine and Fort Wilkins State Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary and Jacob's Falls will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Copper Harbor: McLain State Park (in Hancock), Mineral Museum of Michigan (in Houghton) and Keweenaw National Historical Park (in Calumet). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums, take in the dramatic scenery at Eagle River Falls, walk around Haven Waterfalls and Park, and stroll through Copper Harbor Bike Trail System.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Copper Harbor trip builder site.

Getting from Marquette to Copper Harbor by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in August, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hancock, Eagle River, Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums, Mineral Museum of Michigan, Haven Waterfalls and Park
Highlights from your plan
Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary
Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary
Keweenaw National Historical Park ©
Keweenaw National Historical Park
Mineral Museum of Michigan ©
Mineral Museum of Michigan

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