14 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

14 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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Drive
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Saint Ignace
— Few hours
Ferry
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Saint Ignace
— Few hours
Drive
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Manistique
— Few hours
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Garden
— Few hours
Drive
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Escanaba
— Few hours
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Norway
— 1 night
Drive
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Iron Mountain
— 1 night
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Crystal Falls
— 1 day
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Ironwood
— 8 nights
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Drive to Duluth International Airport, Fly to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Drive to Avon

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Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 2nd (Sat), examine the collection at Museum of Ojibwa Culture.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Ignace trip itinerary website.

Avon to Saint Ignace is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Avon in May, expect Saint Ignace to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Museums
Highlights from your trip

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Your day by day itinerary now includes Sip n' Sail Cruises, Arch Rock, Mackinac Island State Park, and other attractions you added.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mackinac Island itinerary maker website.

Traveling by ferry from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island takes an hour. May in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Tours · Nature · Museums

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Saint Ignace

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Saint Ignace vacation website.

Getting from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace by ferry takes about an hour. On the 4th (Mon), you're off to Manistique.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Nature

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Manistique

Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Manistique fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Saint Ignace to Manistique in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Manistique can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Garden.

Things to do in Manistique

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

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Garden

Garden is a village in Delta County of the U.S. You've now added Fayette Historic State Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Fayette Historic State Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Garden travel itinerary planner.

Garden is very close to Manistique. In May, daily temperatures in Garden can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Escanaba.

Things to do in Garden

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Escanaba

Escanaba is a port city in Delta County in the U.S. Your day by day itinerary now includes Sand Point Lighthouse. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Sand Point Lighthouse.

To find out how to plan a trip to Escanaba, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Garden to Escanaba in an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Norway.

Things to do in Escanaba

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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Norway

Norway is a city in Dickinson County in the U.S. For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Norway trip builder tool.

Drive from Escanaba to Norway in an hour. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Escanaba to Norway due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Escanaba in May, expect nights in Norway to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. On the 5th (Tue), you're off to Iron Mountain.

Things to do in Norway

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Shopping

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Iron Mountain

Iron Mountain is a city in the U.S. Iron Mountain Iron Mine has been added to your itinerary.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Iron Mountain trip planning website.

Iron Mountain is just a short distance from Norway. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Crystal Falls.
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Crystal Falls

Crystal Falls is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Bewabic State Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Crystal Falls online road trip planner.

Getting from Iron Mountain to Crystal Falls by car takes about an hour. In May, daytime highs in Crystal Falls are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Ironwood.

Things to do in Crystal Falls

Parks · Nature
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Ironwood

Ironwood is a city in Gogebic County in the U.S. Ironwood Memorial Building and Ironwood Historic Depot & Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Black River Harbor Recreation Area and Michigan's Iron Belle Trail - Western Gateway Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Boulder Junction (Boulder Junction & Boulder Junction Area Trail System), Manitowish Waters (Little Star Beach Park & North Lakeland Discovery Center) and Split Rock Loop Trail (in Beaver Bay). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Main Overlook, examine the collection at Georges W. Brown Jr Ojibwe Museum & Cultural Center, hit the slopes at Copper Peak, and hike along Big Ravine Trail.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ironwood trip maker tool.

Drive from Crystal Falls to Ironwood in 2 hours. While traveling from Crystal Falls, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ironwood, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ironwood

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

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.