10 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

10 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula journey planner

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Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Drive
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Munising
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marquette
— 1 night
Drive
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Copper Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive to Houghton County Memorial Airport, Fly to New York City

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Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Step off the beaten path and head to Fort Holmes and Round Island Lighthouse. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Biddle House and Fort Mackinac. There's much more to do: tee off at Jewel Golf Course, see the interesting displays at Liberty Lego Display, immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and Head underground at Eagle Point Cave.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island trip planner.

New York City to Mackinac Island is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from New York City in June, things will get slightly colder in Mackinac Island: highs are around 67°F and lows about 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Saint Ignace

— 1 night
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 2nd (Fri), see the interesting displays at Fort de Baude Museum, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, admire the landmark architecture of Indian Village, then admire the majestic nature at Straits State Park, and finally enjoy the sea views from Wawatam Lighthouse.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Saint Ignace online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace takes an hour. In July in Saint Ignace, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Munising

— 3 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Step out of the city life by going to Palms Book State Park and Chapel Rock and Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Sand Point Beach and Tannery Falls. Explore Munising's surroundings by going to Seney National Wildlife Refuge (in Seney), Sable Falls (in Grand Marais) and The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk (in Manistique). There's more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Spray Falls and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To plan Munising vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Saint Ignace to Munising in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Marquette

— 1 night
Marquette is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Marquette County. On the 6th (Tue), visit Downtown Marquette, explore the engaging exhibits at Upper Peninsula Children's Museum, then examine the collection at Marquette Maritime Museum, and finally stroll around Presque Isle Park.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Marquette travel app.

Traveling by car from Munising to Marquette takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Marquette

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Wildlife

Copper Harbor

— 2 nights
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Copper Harbor Bike Trail System, then enjoy the sea views from Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums, then look for gifts at The Jampot, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Eagle River Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Fort Wilkins State Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary.

To find out how to plan a trip to Copper Harbor, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Marquette to Copper Harbor takes 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Upper Peninsula travel guide

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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.