14 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

14 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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14 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Marquette
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Munising
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Manistique
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  2​h
5
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
ferry + bus:  3​h 45​min
6
Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Ontonagon
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Denver

2
nights
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. On your second day here, experience rural life at Jilbert Dairy, then take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, and then immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Marquette trip planner .

Denver to Marquette is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Denver to Marquette, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in August, things will get slightly colder in Marquette: highs are around 73°F and lows about 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Jilbert Dairy ©
Jilbert Dairy

3
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, stop by Open Wings Pottery & Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center, and take in the exciting artwork at UP-Scale Art.

Plan my day in Munising using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Marquette to Munising in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Manistique.

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

1
night
Manistique

Manistique
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Palms Book State Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring), and then do a tasting at Mackinaw Trail Winery.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Manistique online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Munising to Manistique takes 1.5 hours. In August in Manistique, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Manistique

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) ©
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)
Mackinaw Trail Winery ©
Mackinaw Trail Winery

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, and then admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Paradise online travel planner .

Drive from Manistique to Paradise in 2 hours. In August in Paradise, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

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

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Round Island Lighthouse, examine the collection at Liberty Lego Display, identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, then steep yourself in history at Biddle House, then make a trip to Fort Holmes, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island travel route builder website .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Paradise in August since evenings lows in Mackinac Island dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

1
night
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie
Sault Ste. On the 13th (Tue), enjoy the sea views from USDA Iroquois Lighthouse, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower of History, explore the galleries of Museum Ship Valley Camp, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Name of Mary Church, and finally make a trip to Soo Locks.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sault Ste. Marie online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Sault Ste. Marie takes 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks
Museum Ship Valley Camp ©
Museum Ship Valley Camp

2
nights
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ontonagon: Hancock (McLain State Park & Quincy Mine) and Copper World (in Calumet). Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring nature at Bond Falls. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake of the Clouds, take a peaceful walk through Porcupine Mountains State Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Main Overlook.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ontonagon trip planner .

Getting from Sault Ste. Marie to Ontonagon by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. August in Ontonagon sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trips

Hancock, Copper World
Highlights from your plan
Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Lake of the Clouds ©
Lake of the Clouds
Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State Park

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