10 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

10 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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10 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry:  15​min
2
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Manistique
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Munising
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Ontonagon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Copper Harbor
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Newark

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Mackinac Island fast, fun, and easy.

Newark to Mackinac Island is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. In August, Mackinac Island is a bit cooler than Newark - with highs of 72°F and lows of 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes
Jewel Golf Course ©
Jewel Golf Course

1
night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore and take pictures at Deer Ranch, then immerse yourself in nature at Straits State Park, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Huron Boardwalk.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Saint Ignace day trip site .

Saint Ignace is very close to Mackinac Island. In August, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Manistique.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

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

1
night
Manistique

Manistique
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): trek along The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk, stop by The Mustard Seed, then shop like a local with Lake Effect Art Gallery, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Palms Book State Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Manistique online journey planner .

You can drive from Saint Ignace to Manistique in 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Saint Ignace in August since evenings lows in Manistique dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Munising.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park
Lake Effect Art Gallery ©
Lake Effect Art Gallery

1
night
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 23rd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center, look for gifts at Open Wings Pottery & Gallery, then head off the coast to Grand Island, and finally stroll through Sand Point Beach.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Munising journey planning website .

You can drive from Manistique to Munising in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach
Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center ©
Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center

2
nights
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bond Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Adventure Mining Company, appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Overlook, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Clouds.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ontonagon online attractions planner .

You can drive from Munising to Ontonagon in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Ontonagon are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Adventure Mining Company
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Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Adventure Mining Company ©
Adventure Mining Company
Lake of the Clouds ©
Lake of the Clouds

3
nights
Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor ©
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fort Wilkins State Park and Mineral Museum of Michigan. Change things up with these side-trips from Copper Harbor: Coppertown USA Mining Museum (in Calumet), The Jampot (in Eagle Harbor) and Hancock (Quincy Mine & McLain State Park). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary, visit a coastal fixture at Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hunter's Point Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Eagle River Falls.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Copper Harbor road trip planning app .

Drive from Ontonagon to Copper Harbor in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 58°F. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Hancock, Eagle Harbor, Coppertown USA Mining Museum, Eagle River Falls, Mineral Museum of Michigan
Highlights from your plan
Fort Wilkins State Park ©
Fort Wilkins State Park
Quincy Mine ©
Quincy Mine
Mineral Museum of Michigan ©
Mineral Museum of Michigan

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