12 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

12 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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12 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
Copper Harbor
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Marquette
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Manistique
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Munising
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + bus + ferry:  6​h 15​min
5
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry:  15​min
6
Saint Ignace
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Detroit

1
night
Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. On the 12th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Harbor.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Copper Harbor online trip planner .

Detroit to Copper Harbor is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Detroit in August; daily highs in Copper Harbor reach 71°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks Nature Outdoors

2
nights
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): hike along Iron Ore Heritage Trail, then take a stroll through Downtown Marquette, then hike along North Country Trail (aka Canyon Falls Trail), and finally admire all the interesting features of Jilbert Dairy. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, then identify plant and animal life at Presque Isle Park, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Blackrocks Brewery.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Marquette day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Copper Harbor to Marquette takes 3 hours. Traveling from Copper Harbor in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Marquette, with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Manistique.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

North Country Trail (aka Canyon Falls Trail)
Highlights from your plan
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Downtown Marquette ©
Downtown Marquette

2
nights
Manistique

Manistique ©
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Fayette Historic State Park, admire the majestic nature at Palms Book State Park, and then learn about winemaking at Mackinaw Trail Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Thompson State Fish Hatchery, identify plant and animal life at Seney National Wildlife Refuge, and then hike along The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Manistique trip planner.

Drive from Marquette to Manistique in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Manistique are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Munising.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Fayette Historic State Park, Seney National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park
Palms Book State Park ©
Palms Book State Park
Seney National Wildlife Refuge ©
Seney National Wildlife Refuge

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): stroll through Sand Point Beach, then admire the sheer force of Tannery Falls, and then identify plant and animal life at Chapel Rock and Beach.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Munising day trip planner .

You can drive from Manistique to Munising in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach
Chapel Rock and Beach ©
Chapel Rock and Beach

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night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Biddle House, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at Wawashkamo Golf Club, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and then play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island journey site .

Do a combination of car, bus, and ferry from Munising to Mackinac Island in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Outdoors Golf
Highlights from your plan
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Jewel Golf Course ©
Jewel Golf Course
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock

2
nights
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then take a leisurely stroll along Huron Boardwalk, then immerse yourself in nature at Straits State Park, and finally take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Fort de Baude Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bridge View Park, then explore and take pictures at Deer Ranch, and finally admire all the interesting features of Mystery Spot.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Ignace trip builder .

Saint Ignace is just a stone's throw from Mackinac Island. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in August, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Straits State Park ©
Straits State Park
Deer Ranch ©
Deer Ranch
Mystery Spot ©
Mystery Spot

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