14 days in Michigan Itinerary

14 days in Michigan Itinerary

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14 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Ironwood
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Lake Linden
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Iron Mountain
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Escanaba
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Munising
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Miami

3
nights
Ironwood

Ironwood ©
Ironwood is a city in Gogebic County in the U.S. Visiting Copper Peak and Mt. Zion Ski Hill & Overlook will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will appreciate Iron County Hisstorical Society Museum and Ironwood Historic Depot & Museum. Change things up with a short trip to WinMan Trails in Winchester (about 46 minutes away). There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Big Powderhorn Mountain, appreciate the history behind Downtown Miners Mural, and ski along the peaceful trails at ABR Trails.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ironwood trip planner .

Miami to Ironwood is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Miami in December, with highs in Ironwood at 25°F and lows at 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Lake Linden.

Things to do in Ironwood

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Big Powderhorn Mountain, Iron County Hisstorical Society Museum, WinMan Trails
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Big Powderhorn Mountain ©
Big Powderhorn Mountain
Copper Peak ©
Copper Peak
WinMan Trails ©
WinMan Trails

2
nights
Lake Linden

Lake Linden ©
Lake Linden is a village in Houghton County in the U.S. On the 25th (Tue), ski along the peaceful trails at Swedetown Ski Trails, then see the interesting displays at Copper Country Firefighters History Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Houghton County Historical Museum Complex. Keep things going the next day: see human ingenuity at work at Hungarian Falls, enjoy the sea views from Eagle Harbor Lighthouse, then visit a coastal fixture at Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums, and finally see the interesting displays at Coppertown USA Mining Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lake Linden trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Ironwood to Lake Linden in 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ironwood to Lake Linden. Expect a daytime high around 27°F in December, and nighttime lows around 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Iron Mountain.

Things to do in Lake Linden

Museums Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Calumet, Eagle Harbor, Hungarian Falls
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Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums ©
Hungarian Falls ©
Hungarian Falls

3
nights
Iron Mountain

Iron Mountain ©
Iron Mountain is a city in the U.S. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ski Brule and U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame. Get some cultural insight at Iron County Historical Museum and Michigamme Historical Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Michigan Iron Industry Museum (in Negaunee), Northwoods Petroleum Museum (in Three Lakes) and Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum (in Ishpeming).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Iron Mountain trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Lake Linden to Iron Mountain takes 2.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lake Linden to Iron Mountain due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Iron Mountain are 27°F, while nighttime lows are 13°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Escanaba.

Things to do in Iron Mountain

Museums Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ishpeming, Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Iron County Historical Museum, Ski Brule, Michigamme Historical Museum
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Michigan Iron Industry Museum ©
Michigan Iron Industry Museum
Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum ©
Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum
Ski Brule ©
Ski Brule

3
nights
Escanaba

Escanaba ©
Escanaba is a port city in Delta County in the U.S. Visit Historical Village Fayette Park and Peninsula Point Lighthouse for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Delta County Historical Museum and Linden Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Escanaba side-trips: Frykman Studio Gallery (in Sister Bay), Manistique (Lake Effect Art Gallery & Palms Book State Park) and Ellison Bay Pottery Studios (in Ellison Bay). Next up on the itinerary: ski along the peaceful trails at Days River Natural Trail and take in the exciting artwork at Bonifas Art Gallery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Escanaba trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Iron Mountain to Escanaba in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Iron Mountain to Escanaba, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°F, and evening lows to 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Escanaba

Museums Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Manistique, Ellison Bay, Frykman Studio Gallery, Days River Natural Trail, Peninsula Point Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Delta County Historical Museum ©
Delta County Historical Museum
Palms Book State Park ©
Palms Book 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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): Head underground at Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge, glide through natural beauty at Valley Spur, then take in the exciting artwork at UP-Scale Art, and finally get engrossed in the history at Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Alger County Heritage Center.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Munising driving holiday website .

Getting from Escanaba to Munising by car takes about 1.5 hours. January in Munising sees daily highs of 26°F and lows of 13°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Winter Sports Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge
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Valley Spur ©
Valley Spur
Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center ©
Alger County Heritage Center ©
Alger County Heritage Center

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