11 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

11 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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11 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Walled Lake
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Marquette
— 1 night
+2
bus + Drive + ferry:  6​h 45​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  2​h
3
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Munising
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Copper Harbor
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Walled Lake

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take a stroll through Downtown Marquette.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Marquette trip maker .

Walled Lake to Marquette is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. In July, Marquette is little chillier than Walled Lake - with highs of 75°F and lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Blackrocks Brewery ©
Blackrocks Brewery

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Biddle House, brush up on your military savvy 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 13th (Sat): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course, and then identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Marquette to Mackinac Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): see the sky in a new way at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, then examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and then admire the majestic nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Paradise tour builder site .

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, plan for slightly colder nights in Paradise, with lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Whitefish Point Bird Observatory ©
Whitefish Point Bird Observatory
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

3
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Visiting Sand Point Beach and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, look for gifts at Upper Peninsula Inspired, admire the sheer force of Wagner Falls, and putt your heart out at Miners Falls Mini Golf.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Munising vacation planning website .

You can drive from Paradise to Munising in 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Miners Falls ©
Miners Falls

3
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 18th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Fort Wilkins State Park, then identify plant and animal life at Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary, and then take a memorable drive along Brockway Mountain Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Mineral Museum of Michigan, then contemplate the long history of Quincy Mine, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brickside Brewery.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Copper Harbor trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Munising to Copper Harbor in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mineral Museum of Michigan, Quincy Mine
Highlights from your plan
Fort Wilkins State Park ©
Fort Wilkins State Park
Brickside Brewery ©
Brickside Brewery
Mineral Museum of Michigan ©
Mineral Museum of Michigan

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