13 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

13 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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13 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 night
bus + ferry:  3​h 45​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  2​h
3
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Garden
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Ontonagon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Copper Harbor
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie
Sault Ste. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Riverstone Gallery.

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New York City to Sault Ste. Marie is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in September; daily highs in Sault Ste. Marie reach 70°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Holy Name of Mary Church ©
Holy Name of Mary Church
Tower of History ©
Tower of History

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): make a trip to Trinity Church, immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, and finally explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Round Island Lighthouse, look for gifts at Caddywampus, contemplate the long history of Biddle House, then identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, then steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mackinac Island route app .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Sault Ste. Marie to Mackinac Island in 4 hours. September in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paradise.

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

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, and then admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Paradise trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mackinac Island in September, Paradise is a bit cooler at night with lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Garden.

Things to do in Paradise

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

1
night
Garden

Garden ©
Garden is a village in Delta County of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Historical Village Fayette Park and then admire the majestic nature at Fayette Historic State Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Garden holiday builder tool .

Getting from Paradise to Garden by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Garden

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park
Historical Village Fayette Park ©
Historical Village Fayette Park

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 30th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center, take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls, and finally explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Munising route app .

Getting from Garden to Munising by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Munising

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

2
nights
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Bond Falls. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Main Overlook, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Clouds, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Porcupine Mountains State Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ontonagon online travel planner .

You can drive from Munising to Ontonagon in 3 hours. October in Ontonagon sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State Park
Lake of the Clouds ©
Lake of the Clouds

3
nights
Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor ©
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. Mineral Museum of Michigan and Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Quincy Mine and Keweenaw National Historical Park. Change things up with a short trip to McLain State Park in Hancock (about 1h 05 min away). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Fort Wilkins State Park and visit a coastal fixture at Eagle Harbor Lighthouse.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Copper Harbor itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Ontonagon to Copper Harbor takes 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Eagle Harbor, Hancock, Mineral Museum of Michigan, Keweenaw National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Mineral Museum of Michigan ©
Mineral Museum of Michigan
Quincy Mine ©
Quincy Mine
Fort Wilkins State Park ©
Fort Wilkins State Park

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