10 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

10 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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10 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Cedar Rapids
Fly + Drive:  8 h
1
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Ferry:  15 min
2
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry + Drive:  2 h
3
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Ontonagon
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Copper Harbor
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Cedar Rapids

1
night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 26th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, admire the striking features of Indian Village, get a taste of life in the country at Deer Ranch, then admire the majestic nature at Straits State Park, and finally take in the views from Mackinac Bridge.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Ignace trip planner .

Cedar Rapids to Saint Ignace is an approximately 9-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Cedar Rapids in July, you will find days in Saint Ignace are a bit cooler (73°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Museum of Ojibwa Culture ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture
Straits State Park
Straits State Park
Deer Ranch ©
Deer Ranch

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, steep yourself in history at Biddle House, steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mackinac Island journey maker tool .

Mackinac Island is very close to Saint Ignace. In July, daily temperatures in Mackinac Island can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Biddle House ©
Biddle House

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and then examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Paradise trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Mackinac Island to Paradise by combination of ferry and car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mackinac Island in July, expect little chillier with lows of 53°F in Paradise. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Nature Parks Museums
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Tahquamenon Falls ©
Tahquamenon Falls
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

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 29th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and then contemplate the waterfront views at Chapel Rock and Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Tannery Falls, then kick back and relax at Sand Point Beach, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Munising trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Paradise to Munising takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. July in Munising sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach
Chapel Rock and Beach ©
Chapel Rock and Beach

1
night
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): go deep underground at Adventure Mining Company, then hike along Porcupine Mountains State Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Clouds.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ontonagon journey maker site .

Traveling by car from Munising to Ontonagon takes 3 hours. In July in Ontonagon, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Adventure Mining Company
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Adventure Mining Company ©
Adventure Mining Company
Lake of the Clouds ©
Lake of the Clouds
Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State 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. Get some cultural insight at Quincy Mine and Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fort Wilkins State Park and Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary. Change things up with these side-trips from Copper Harbor: Keweenaw National Historical Park (in Calumet), McLain State Park (in Hancock) and Mineral Museum of Michigan (in Houghton). There's still lots to do: grab your bike and head to Copper Harbor Bike Trail System.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Copper Harbor road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Ontonagon to Copper Harbor takes 2.5 hours. July in Copper Harbor sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Hancock, Mineral Museum of Michigan, Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums, Keweenaw National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Mineral Museum of Michigan ©
Mineral Museum of Michigan
Quincy Mine ©
Quincy Mine
Fort Wilkins State Park ©
Fort Wilkins State Park

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