13 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

13 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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13 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
Copper Harbor
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Ontonagon
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Munising
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Manistique
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  2​h
6
Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
ferry:  15​min
7
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Fort Wilkins State Park.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Copper Harbor trip planner .

Detroit to Copper Harbor is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Detroit in July: high temperatures in Copper Harbor hover around 72°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

The Jampot
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Fort Wilkins State Park ©
Fort Wilkins State Park
The Jampot ©
The Jampot
Hunter's Point Park ©
Hunter's Point Park

2
nights
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Bond Falls. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Adventure Mining Company, tour the pleasant surroundings at Porcupine Mountains State Park, and then explore the activities along Lake of the Clouds.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ontonagon trip planner .

You can drive from Copper Harbor to Ontonagon in 2 hours. In July in Ontonagon, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trip

Adventure Mining Company
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Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Adventure Mining Company ©
Adventure Mining Company
Lake of the Clouds ©
Lake of the Clouds

3
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sand Point Beach and Sable Falls. Go for a jaunt from Munising to Grand Marais to see Log Slide Overlook about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, head off the coast to Grand Island, try for a hole-in-one at Miners Falls Mini Golf, and take an in-depth tour of Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Munising trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Ontonagon to Munising by car takes about 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Manistique.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Marais
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach
Log Slide Overlook ©
Log Slide Overlook

1
night
Manistique

Manistique
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. On the 26th (Fri), trek along The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk, then look for gifts at The Mustard Seed, then shop like a local with Lake Effect Art Gallery, and finally identify plant and animal life at Palms Book State Park.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Manistique trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Munising to Manistique in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks Trails Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park
The Mustard Seed ©
The Mustard Seed
Lake Effect Art Gallery ©
Lake Effect Art Gallery

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. On the 27th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park, explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls, and then examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Paradise day trip planning tool .

Getting from Manistique to Paradise by car takes about 2 hours. July in Paradise sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

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

3
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as St Anne's Catholic Church and Is it you spot from Somewhere in Time movie!. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and don't miss a visit to Fort Holmes.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mackinac Island trip tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

1
night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Deer Ranch, then immerse yourself in nature at Straits State Park, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and finally take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Saint Ignace trip planner .

Saint Ignace is just a short distance from Mackinac Island. In July in Saint Ignace, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Straits State Park ©
Straits State Park
Deer Ranch ©
Deer Ranch
Museum of Ojibwa Culture ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture

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