13 days in Chicago & Upper Peninsula Itinerary

13 days in Chicago & Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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13 days in Chicago & Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  17​h
1
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Marquette
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Munising
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Ontonagon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Copper Harbor
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  2​h
7
Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
+3
ferry + bus + Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Chicago day trip tool .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Chicago is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Chicago, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Marquette.

Things to do in Chicago

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Whihala Beach
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Chicago Riverwalk ©
Chicago Riverwalk
Whihala Beach ©
Whihala Beach

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. On the 7th (Tue), stop by Thill's Fish House, then take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, and then immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Marquette trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Chicago to Marquette in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Chicago in August, with highs in Marquette at 26°C and lows at 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

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

3
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Step out of the city life by going to Munising Falls and Sand Point Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Miners Castle Rock and Miners Falls. Spend the 8th (Wed) exploring nature at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. There's more to do: admire the sheer force of Spray Falls.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Munising trip planner .

Traveling by car from Marquette to Munising takes 1.5 hours. In August in Munising, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Munising

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

1
night
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Old Victoria Restoration, appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Overlook, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Porcupine Mountains State Park.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ontonagon trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Munising to Ontonagon takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Old Victoria Restoration
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Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State Park
Old Victoria Restoration ©
Old Victoria Restoration

1
night
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 12th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Fort Wilkins State Park, then explore and take pictures at Brockway Mountain Drive, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Copper Harbor Bike Trail System.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Copper Harbor online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Ontonagon to Copper Harbor takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Fort Wilkins State Park ©
Fort Wilkins State Park

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, then examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Paradise online trip maker .

You can drive from Copper Harbor to Paradise in 5.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Copper Harbor in August since evenings lows in Paradise dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

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

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nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 14th (Tue), learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Biddle House, steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, then identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally enjoy the sea views from Round Island Lighthouse.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mackinac Island trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Paradise to Mackinac Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Paradise in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Mackinac Island, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock

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