14 days in Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula Itinerary

14 days in Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula trip planner

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Copper Harbor
— 3 nights
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Ironwood
— 5 nights
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Houghton
— 5 nights
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Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. When in Copper Harbor, make a side trip to see The Jampot in Eagle Harbor, approximately Eagle Harbor away. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Brockway Mountain Drive, stroll around Hunter's Point Park, explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Harbor, and make a trip to High Rock Bay.

For traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Copper Harbor trip planning site.

Detroit to Copper Harbor is an approximately 10-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Detroit in June, expect Copper Harbor to be a bit cooler, temps between 65°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ironwood.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

5
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Ironwood

Ironwood is a city in Gogebic County in the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ironwood: Ontonagon (Bond Falls, Little Carp River Trail, &more). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Black River Harbor Recreation Area, browse the collection at Ironwood Carnegie Library, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ottawa National Forest, and fly down the slopes at Copper Peak.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ironwood trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Copper Harbor to Ironwood takes 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Copper Harbor in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Ironwood, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Houghton.

Things to do in Ironwood

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

5
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Houghton

Houghton is a city in the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Houghton: L'Anse (North Country Trail (aka Canyon Falls Trail) & Bishop Baraga Shrine), Main Overlook (in Ontonagon) and Adventure Mining Company (in Greenland). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Mineral Museum of Michigan, identify plant and animal life at Nara Nature Park, steep yourself in history at Quincy Mine, and get your game on at Respawn Tactical Laser Tag.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Houghton trip builder site.

Getting from Ironwood to Houghton by car takes about 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ironwood to Houghton. June in Houghton sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Houghton

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips