10 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

10 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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10 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Midland
bus + ferry:  5​h 45​min
1
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry:  15​min
2
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Marquette
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Ontonagon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Copper Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Manistique
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Midland

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): examine the collection at Liberty Lego Display, then steep yourself in history at Biddle House, then make a trip to Fort Holmes, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mackinac Island trip planning tool .

Midland to Mackinac Island is an approximately 6-hour combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. When traveling from Midland in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mackinac Island: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Round Island Lighthouse ©
Round Island Lighthouse

1
night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 29th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then immerse yourself in nature at Straits State Park, then explore and take pictures at Deer Ranch, and finally explore and take pictures at Mystery Spot.

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Saint Ignace is very close to Mackinac Island. October in Saint Ignace sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Straits State Park ©
Straits State Park
Museum of Ojibwa Culture ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture
Deer Ranch ©
Deer Ranch

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): catch a live event at Superior Dome, experience rural life at Jilbert Dairy, see the interesting displays at Upper Peninsula Children's Museum, then see the interesting displays at Marquette Maritime Museum, and finally wander the streets of Downtown Marquette.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Marquette online route planner .

Getting from Saint Ignace to Marquette by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Marquette when traveling from Saint Ignace in October, with lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Marquette

Museums Neighborhoods Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Marquette Maritime Museum ©
Marquette Maritime Museum
Upper Peninsula Children's Museum ©
Upper Peninsula Children's Museum
Superior Dome ©
Superior Dome

2
nights
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Bond Falls. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Clouds and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Summit Peak.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ontonagon trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Marquette to Ontonagon takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in October, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Lake of the Clouds ©
Lake of the Clouds
Summit Peak ©
Summit Peak

2
nights
Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor ©
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Fort Wilkins State Park, then enjoy the sea views from Eagle Harbor Lighthouse, then visit a coastal fixture at Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums, and finally look for gifts at The Jampot. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Hunter's Point Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary, and then admire all the interesting features of Delaware Copper MineTours.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Copper Harbor driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Ontonagon to Copper Harbor takes 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Manistique.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Eagle Harbor, Delaware Copper MineTours
Highlights from your plan
Fort Wilkins State Park ©
Fort Wilkins State Park
Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums ©
The Jampot ©
The Jampot

2
nights
Manistique

Manistique ©
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. On the 4th (Sun), explore the activities along Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring), immerse yourself in nature at Fayette Historic State Park, and then steep yourself in history at Historical Village Fayette Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Palms Book State Park, then trek along The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk, and then visit a coastal fixture at Seul Choix Point Lighthouse.

To see ratings and other tourist information, go to the Manistique online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Copper Harbor to Manistique in 4.5 hours. November in Manistique sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 27°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Garden, Seul Choix Point Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park
Historical Village Fayette Park ©
Historical Village Fayette Park
Seul Choix Point Lighthouse ©
Seul Choix Point Lighthouse

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