15 days in Michigan Itinerary

15 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Marquette
— 2 nights
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Copper Harbor
— 1 night
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Ontonagon
— 2 nights
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Manistique
— 1 night
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Paradise
— 2 nights
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Saint Ignace
— 2 nights
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Midland
— 2 nights
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Dearborn
— 2 nights

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Marquette

Marquette is a city in the U.S. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sugarloaf Mountain and Wagner Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Marquette side-trips: Munising (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Miners Falls, &more). There's more to do: stop by Downtown Marquette.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Marquette online journey planner.

New York City to Marquette is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New York City in October, plan for slightly colder days in Marquette, with highs around 53°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Marquette

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Wagner Falls ©
Wagner Falls

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Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor ©
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. On the 7th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Eagle River Falls, then see the interesting displays at Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums, then cruise along Brockway Mountain Drive, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Fort Wilkins State Park.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Copper Harbor holiday maker.

Travel from Marquette to Copper Harbor in 3 hours. Traveling from Marquette in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Copper Harbor, with lows of 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

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Eagle River Falls ©
Eagle River Falls
Brockway Mountain Drive ©
Brockway Mountain Drive

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Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
On the 8th (Thu), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Adventure Mining Company, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Summit Peak, and then take a peaceful walk through Porcupine Mountains State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Presque Isle River and then admire the sheer force of Bond Falls.

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You can drive from Copper Harbor to Ontonagon in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Manistique.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

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Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State Park
Summit Peak ©
Summit Peak

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Manistique

Manistique ©
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Garden Bay Winery, then explore the striking landscape at Palms Book State Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring), and finally hike along The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Manistique road trip site.

Drive from Ontonagon to Manistique in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in October, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) ©
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)
Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park
Garden Bay Winery ©
Garden Bay Winery

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Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, then examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and then enjoy the sea views from Point Iroquois Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): look and learn at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, admire the majestic nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park, and then explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls.

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You can drive from Manistique to Paradise in 2 hours. October in Paradise sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Paradise

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Whitefish Point Light ©
Whitefish Point Light
Tahquamenon Falls ©
Tahquamenon Falls
Whitefish Point Bird Observatory ©
Whitefish Point Bird Observatory

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Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 13th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then get great views at Castle Rock, then stroll around Bridge View Park, and finally enjoy the sea views from McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Petoskey State Park and then experience rural life at Pond Hill Farm.

For reviews and other tourist information, read our Saint Ignace trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Paradise to Saint Ignace by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. October in Saint Ignace sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Midland.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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Bridge View Park ©
Bridge View Park
Castle Rock ©
Castle Rock
Pond Hill Farm ©
Pond Hill Farm

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Midland

Midland ©
Midland is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Dow Gardens, take in the views from The Tridge, then brush up on your military savvy at Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with City Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Michigan Heroes Museum, then stop by Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Traveling by car from Saint Ignace to Midland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. When traveling from Saint Ignace in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Midland, with highs around 62°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Dearborn.

Things to do in Midland

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum ©
Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum
Dow Gardens ©
Dow Gardens
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland ©
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland

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Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
On the 17th (Sat), examine the collection at Greenfield Village, then don't miss a visit to University of Michigan, and then stroll around Kellogg Park. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, and then steep yourself in history at Motown Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Dearborn day trip planning app.

Drive from Midland to Dearborn in 2 hours. Traveling from Midland in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 48°F in Dearborn. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

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The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
University of Michigan ©
University of Michigan
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

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