15 days in Michigan’s Central Upper Peninsula Itinerary

15 days in Michigan’s Central Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan’s Central Upper Peninsula trip planner

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Fly to Marquette, Taxi to Munising
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Munising
— 4 nights
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Grand Marais
— 2 nights
Drive
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Escanaba
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marquette
— 5 nights
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Munising

— 4 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Munising: Manistique (Thompson State Fish Hatchery, Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring), &more). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, contemplate the waterfront views at Chapel Rock and Beach, admire the sheer force of Wagner Falls, and get engrossed in the history at Alger County Heritage Center.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Munising visit planner.

Indianapolis to Munising is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. In October, Munising is little chillier than Indianapolis - with highs of 57°F and lows of 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Grand Marais

— 2 nights
Grand Marais is an unincorporated community in Burt Township, Alger County in the U.S. On the 7th (Thu), stroll around Bayshore Park, then see the interesting displays at Pickle Barrel House Museum, then go for a walk through Log Slide Overlook, and finally get outside with Sable Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Seney National Wildlife Refuge and then don't miss a visit to Au Sable Light Station.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Grand Marais trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Munising to Grand Marais takes 1.5 hours. In October in Grand Marais, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Escanaba.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Escanaba

— 3 nights
Escanaba is a port city in Delta County in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Escanaba: Iron Mountain Iron Mine (in Vulcan), Piers Gorge Trail (in Norway) and Garden (Historical Village Fayette Park & Fayette Historic State Park). And it doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at Pelegrini's Strawberry Farm, try your luck at Island Resort & Casino, learn about winemaking at Leigh's Garden Winery, and visit a coastal fixture at Sand Point Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Escanaba trip planning website.

Getting from Grand Marais to Escanaba by car takes about 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Escanaba can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Escanaba

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Marquette

— 5 nights
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Marquette is known for nature, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Presque Isle Park, take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, examine the collection at Michigan Iron Industry Museum, and explore the activities along Dead River Falls.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Marquette online trip builder.

You can drive from Escanaba to Marquette in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Marquette can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips