11 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

11 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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11 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Biddle House and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, then get outside with The Greens of Mackinac, then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mackinac Island tour itinerary planner.

Newark to Mackinac Island is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Newark in August, expect Mackinac Island to be a bit cooler, temps between 72°F and 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Jewel Golf Course ©
Jewel Golf Course
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park

1
night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Indian Village, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then admire all the interesting features of Deer Ranch, then immerse yourself in nature at Straits State Park, and finally take in the views from Mackinac Bridge.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Saint Ignace trip builder website .

Saint Ignace is just a short distance from Mackinac Island. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in August, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Paradise.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

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

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. On the 12th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and then see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

Plan trip to Paradise with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Saint Ignace to Paradise takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Paradise when traveling from Saint Ignace in August, with lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can 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

3
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tannery Falls and Sand Point Beach. Visiting Chapel Rock and Beach and The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk will get you outdoors. Step out of Munising with an excursion to Palms Book State Park in Manistique--about 1h 05 min away. Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. There's more to do: go for a walk through Autrain Falls.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Munising trip site .

Traveling by car from Paradise to Munising takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Munising are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Manistique, Autrain Falls
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Palms Book State Park ©
Palms Book State Park
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park, trek along Iron Ore Heritage Trail, and then wander the streets of Downtown Marquette.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Marquette online journey planner .

You can drive from Munising to Marquette in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Marquette are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Downtown Marquette ©
Downtown Marquette
Iron Ore Heritage Trail ©
Iron Ore Heritage Trail

2
nights
Copper Harbor

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 17th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary, enjoy the sea views from Fort Wilkins State Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Copper Harbor Bike Trail System. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Eagle River Falls, admire the sheer force of Jacob's Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Haven Waterfalls and Park.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Copper Harbor online trip maker .

You can drive from Marquette to Copper Harbor in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Copper Harbor are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Eagle River, Haven Waterfalls and Park
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Jacob's Falls ©
Jacob's Falls
Eagle River Falls ©
Eagle River Falls

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