12 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

12 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula trip planner

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Paradise
— 2 nights
Drive
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Newberry
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marquette
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hancock
— 3 nights
Drive
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Manistique
— 2 nights

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Paradise

— 2 nights
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. state of Michigan.Paradise is on the northeastern portion of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, on the western side of Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior, about 60mi by road from Sault Ste. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and then visit a coastal fixture at Point Iroquois Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Paradise day trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Paradise. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in April, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Newberry.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks · Museums · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Newberry

— 2 nights
You've now added Muskallonge Lake State Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Oswald's Bear Ranch, then see the interesting displays at Tahquamenon Logging Museum, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at GarLyn Zoological Park. On the next day, take in the pleasant sights at Log Slide Overlook, see the interesting displays at Pickle Barrel House Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Crisp Point Lighthouse, and finally admire the majestic nature at Muskallonge Lake State Park.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Newberry holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Paradise to Newberry takes an hour. In May in Newberry, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Marquette.

Things to do in Newberry

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Marquette

— 2 nights
Marquette is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Marquette County. Hogback Mountain has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Hogback Mountain, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, then relax in the rural setting at Jilbert Dairy, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Lakenenland Sculpture Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Marquette trip planner.

You can drive from Newberry to Marquette in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hancock.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Hancock

— 3 nights
Hancock is a city in Houghton County, Michigan, United States and is located on Copper Island, which is part of the Keweenaw Peninsula, on the Keweenaw Waterway directly opposite Houghton, Michigan. Explore Hancock's surroundings by going to Silver River Falls (in Eagle Harbor), Ontonagon (Bond Falls & Porcupine Mountains State Park) and Copper Harbor (Manganese Falls & Brockway Mountain Drive). There's much more to do: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Quincy Mine, contemplate the waterfront views at McLain State Park, get engrossed in the history at Quincy Smelter, and look for gifts at Copper World.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hancock day trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Marquette to Hancock. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Manistique.

Things to do in Hancock

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Manistique

— 2 nights
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. state of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Garden Bay Winery, take in the dramatic natural features at Palms Book State Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring), and finally admire the majestic nature at Indian Lake State Park. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Seul Choix Point Lighthouse, then look for gifts at The Mustard Seed, and then hike along The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Manistique road trip website.

Traveling by car from Hancock to Manistique takes 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 38°F.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks · Nature · Trails · Historic Sites

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.