10 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

10 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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Fly to Houghton County Memorial Airport, Drive to Copper Harbor
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Copper Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Munising
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manistique
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paradise
— 1 night
Drive
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Saint Ignace
— 2 nights
Drive

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Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Manganese Falls, walk around Haven Waterfalls and Park, then cruise along Brockway Mountain Drive, then take in the dramatic scenery at Eagle River Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Silver River Falls. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Copper Harbor Bike Trail System, contemplate the waterfront views at Horseshoe Harbor, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The trail to Copper Harbor, and finally cruise along High Rock Bay.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Copper Harbor trip itinerary builder site.

Peoria to Copper Harbor is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Peoria to Copper Harbor. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Peoria in September: high temperatures in Copper Harbor hover around 67°F and lows are around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Munising

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Escape the urban bustle at Au Train Falls and Miner's Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Blackrocks Brewery and Bridal Veil Falls. Explore Munising's surroundings by going to Marquette (Presque Isle Park & Sugarloaf Mountain). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Wagner Falls.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Munising trip planner.

Getting from Copper Harbor to Munising by car takes about 5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Munising are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Manistique.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Manistique

Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Mackinaw Trail Winery, then do a tasting at Garden Bay Winery, then admire the majestic nature at Indian Lake State Park, and finally hike along The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Manistique trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Munising to Manistique by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In September, daily temperatures in Manistique can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Paradise

Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Paradise holiday planner.

Getting from Manistique to Paradise by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. You'll set off for Saint Ignace on the 28th (Mon).

Things to do in Paradise

Parks · Museums · Nature · Childrens Museums

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Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then enjoy the sea views from Wawatam Lighthouse, then snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, and finally take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Thorne Swift Nature Preserve, then tee off at Little Traverse Bay Golf Course, then learn about winemaking at Maple Moon Sugarbush and Winery, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Oden State Fish Hatchery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Ignace online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Paradise to Saint Ignace takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Saint Ignace, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 54°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Golf

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.