12 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

12 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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Copper Harbor
— 1 night
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Marquette
— 2 nights
3
Manistique
— 2 nights
4
Munising
— 2 nights
5
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
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Saint Ignace
— 2 nights

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Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Horseshoe Harbor.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Copper Harbor trip itinerary planning tool.

Detroit to Copper Harbor is an approximately 10-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Detroit in August; daily highs in Copper Harbor reach 71°F and lows reach 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Marquette.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary
Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary

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Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. On the 14th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Iron Ore Heritage Trail, visit Downtown Marquette, then stroll through North Country Trail (aka Canyon Falls Trail), and finally experience rural life at Jilbert Dairy. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, then walk around Presque Isle Park, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Blackrocks Brewery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Marquette visit planner.

Traveling by journey from Copper Harbor to Marquette takes 3 hours. Traveling from Copper Harbor in August, Marquette is slightly colder at night with lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Manistique.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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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): admire the majestic nature 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 next day: relax in the rural setting at Thompson State Fish Hatchery, identify plant and animal life at Seney National Wildlife Refuge, and then trek along The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Manistique trip planner.

Traveling by journey from Marquette to Manistique takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 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

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Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 18th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Sand Point Beach, then admire the sheer force of Tannery Falls, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Chapel Rock and Beach.

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

Traveling by car from Manistique to Munising takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough 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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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Biddle House, then identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and finally explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tee off at Wawashkamo Golf Club, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and then tee off at Jewel Golf Course.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Mackinac Island trip builder app.

Getting from Munising to Mackinac Island by combination of car, bus, and ferry takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

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Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 22nd (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, take a leisurely stroll along Huron Boardwalk, then admire the majestic 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, stroll around Bridge View Park, then get a taste of life in the country at Deer Ranch, and finally delve into the mystery of Mystery Spot.

To find out how to plan a trip to Saint Ignace, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by ferry from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace takes an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Saint Ignace can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car 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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