10 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

10 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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10 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Peoria
Fly + Drive:  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 + Fly:  8​h
End: Peoria

1
day
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Biddle House, examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, browse the exhibits of Fort Mackinac, then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and finally don't miss a visit to Fort Holmes.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mackinac Island trip itinerary planner .

Peoria to Mackinac Island is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Peoria to Mackinac Island. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Peoria in July, with highs in Mackinac Island at 73°F and lows at 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Museums
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St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Fort Holmes ©
Fort Holmes
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park

1
night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 31st (Wed), explore and take pictures at Deer Ranch, take in the exciting artwork at Fort de Baude Museum, snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, then immerse yourself in nature at Straits State Park, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and finally enjoy the sea views from Wawatam Lighthouse.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Saint Ignace day trip planning website .

Saint Ignace is just a short distance from Mackinac Island. In July, daily temperatures in Saint Ignace can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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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. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): see the sky in a new way at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, then explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls, and finally admire the majestic nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Paradise online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Saint Ignace to Paradise in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Saint Ignace in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Paradise, with lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks Nature Museums
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Tahquamenon Falls ©
Tahquamenon Falls
Whitefish Point Bird Observatory ©
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. On the 2nd (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Chapel Rock and Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, then take in the dramatic scenery at Tannery Falls, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Point Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Munising using our trip planner.

Drive from Paradise to Munising in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. In August, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
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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, identify plant and animal life at Presque Isle Park, then examine the collection at Marquette Maritime Museum, and finally take a stroll through Downtown Marquette.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Marquette trip planner.

You can drive from Munising to Marquette in an hour. August in Marquette sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Downtown Marquette ©
Downtown Marquette
Marquette Maritime Museum ©
Marquette Maritime Museum
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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Jacob's Falls and McLain State Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Keweenaw National Historical Park and Fort Wilkins State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Copper Harbor: Quincy Mine (in Hancock) and Mineral Museum of Michigan (in Houghton). There's much more to do: grab your bike and head to Copper Harbor Bike Trail System, admire the sheer force of Haven Waterfalls and Park, identify plant and animal life at Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary, and enjoy the sea views from Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Copper Harbor trip planner .

Drive from Marquette to Copper Harbor in 3 hours. August in Copper Harbor sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hancock, Eagle River, Mineral Museum of Michigan, Keweenaw National Historical Park, Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums
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Quincy Mine ©
Quincy Mine
Keweenaw National Historical Park ©
Mineral Museum of Michigan ©
Mineral Museum of Michigan

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