14 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

14 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula itinerary planner

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Fly
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Marquette
— 3 nights
Fly to Duluth International Airport, Drive to Ontonagon
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Ontonagon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Munising
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paradise
— 1 night
Drive
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Saint Ignace
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to New York La Guardia

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Marquette

— 3 nights
Marquette is a city in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marquette: Mineral Museum of Michigan (in Houghton) and Manistique (Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) & Palms Book State Park). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park, walk around Lakenenland Sculpture Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, and relax in the rural setting at Jilbert Dairy.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Marquette trip planner.

New York City to Marquette is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in August, with highs in Marquette at 73°F and lows at 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Ontonagon

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Ontonagon County Historical Museum and then admire the sheer force of Bond Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Porcupine Mountains State Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Overlook, and then go deep underground at Adventure Mining Company.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ontonagon road trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Marquette to Ontonagon with the Route module. August in Ontonagon sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Nature · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Munising

— 2 nights
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 16th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Munising Falls and then explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Miners Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, then look for gifts at Upper Peninsula Inspired, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Wagner Falls.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Munising holiday app.

You can drive from Ontonagon to Munising in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Munising are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Paradise

— 1 night
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paradise online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Munising to Paradise in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums · Nature · Parks

Saint Ignace

— 2 nights
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): examine the collection at Museum Ship Valley Camp, then stroll around Bridge View Park, and then snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): get great views at Castle Rock, see the interesting displays at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then make a trip to Indian Village, then don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Riverstone Gallery.

To find reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Ignace trip tool.

Traveling by car from Paradise to Saint Ignace takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Paradise in August, Saint Ignace is a bit warmer at night with lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trip

Mackinac Island

— 3 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Mackinac Island is known for nature, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and don't miss a visit to Is It You Spot From Somewhere in Time Movie!.

You can plan Mackinac Island trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Ride a ferry from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island in an hour. In August in Mackinac Island, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

Upper Peninsula travel guide

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Waterfalls · Geologic Formations · State Parks
Natural attractions steal the show on an Upper Peninsula vacation. Michigan's sparsely populated northern region is famous for its extensive shoreline along the Great Lakes and thick swathes of protected forest. Many of the region's waterways feature dramatic cascades, and a history of volcanic activity has created a wealth of interesting rock formations and colorful mineral deposits. Wildlife spotting remains a top reason to take a trip to Upper Peninsula, with deer, bears, wolves, and porcupines all easily seen in the area's pristine wilderness.