11 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

11 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula tour planner

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Fly to Duluth International Airport, Drive to Ontonagon
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Ontonagon
— 2 nights
Drive to Duluth International Airport, Fly to Sawyer International Airport
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Marquette
— 1 night
Drive
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Munising
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paradise
— 1 night
Drive to St Ignace, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Saint Ignace
— 2 nights
Bus to Pellston, MI, Fly to Los Angeles

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Ontonagon

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Ontonagon County Historical Museum and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bond Falls. On the next day, delve into the lush surroundings at Porcupine Mountains State Park, get to know the fascinating history of Main Overlook, and then go deep underground at Adventure Mining Company.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ontonagon itinerary planner.

Los Angeles to Ontonagon is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Ontonagon is 3 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, things will get a bit cooler in Ontonagon: highs are around 68°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Marquette.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Marquette

— 1 night
Marquette is a city in the U.S. On the 19th (Sat), stroll around Lakenenland Sculpture Park, experience rural life at Jilbert Dairy, then take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, and finally admire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Marquette trip itinerary planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ontonagon to Marquette. In September, daytime highs in Marquette are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Munising

— 2 nights
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 20th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Munising Falls and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Miners Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, then look for gifts at Upper Peninsula Inspired, and finally admire the sheer force of Wagner Falls.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Munising journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Marquette to Munising takes 1.5 hours. In September in Munising, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Paradise

— 1 night
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. On the 22nd (Tue), examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, and then immerse yourself in nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Paradise online travel route planner.

You can drive from Munising to Paradise in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and car. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums · Nature · Parks

Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Fort Holmes, see the interesting displays at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, then trot along with a tour on horseback, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Mackinac Island can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

Saint Ignace

— 2 nights
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then get great views at Castle Rock, then stroll around Bridge View Park, and finally take in the views from Mackinac Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Museum Ship Valley Camp, then make a trip to Soo Locks, and then look for gifts at Mackinac Fudge Shop.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Ignace trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace in an hour. September in Saint Ignace sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trip

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.