15 days in Upper Peninsula & Mackinaw City Itinerary

15 days in Upper Peninsula & Mackinaw City Itinerary

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15 days in Upper Peninsula & Mackinaw City Itinerary

Start: Saint Ignace
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Saint Ignace
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Grand Marais
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Munising
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Grand Marais
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Paradise
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Grand Marais
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Ishpeming
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Marquette
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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L'Anse
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Copper Harbor
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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L'Anse
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Ontonagon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Watersmeet
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Crystal Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Escanaba
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Mackinaw City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Paradise

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Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 2nd (Sun), take in the waterfront at Huron Boardwalk and then get great views at Castle Rock.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Saint Ignace road trip tool .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Saint Ignace. In June in Saint Ignace, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Marais.
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Castle Rock ©
Castle Rock

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Grand Marais

Grand Marais
Grand Marais is an unincorporated community in Burt Township, Alger County in the U.S. To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Marais trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Saint Ignace to Grand Marais takes 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 49°F. You'll set off for Munising on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks Museums Outdoors

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Munising

Munising
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Munising trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Grand Marais to Munising in 1.5 hours. June in Munising sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 49°F at night. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature

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Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Marais trip planner.

You can drive from Munising to Grand Marais in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Museums
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Pickle Barrel House Museum ©
Pickle Barrel House Museum
Log Slide Overlook ©
Log Slide Overlook

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Paradise

Paradise
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Paradise trip maker site .

You can drive from Grand Marais to Paradise in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in June, and nighttime lows around 49°F. You will leave for Grand Marais on the 4th (Tue).

Things to do in Paradise

Parks Outdoors Museums

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Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Pickle Barrel House Museum and then take in the dramatic scenery at Chapel Falls.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Grand Marais day trip website .

Traveling by car from Paradise to Grand Marais takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ishpeming.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks Nature Museums
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Chapel Falls ©
Chapel Falls
Log Slide Overlook ©
Log Slide Overlook
Pickle Barrel House Museum ©
Pickle Barrel House Museum

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Ishpeming

Ishpeming
Ishpeming is a city in Marquette County in the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ishpeming itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Grand Marais to Ishpeming in 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 49°F. You will leave for Marquette on the 5th (Wed).

Things to do in Ishpeming

Parks Museums Outdoors

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Marquette

Marquette
Marquette is a city in the U.S. For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Marquette route planner .

Marquette is just a short distance from Ishpeming. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in June, and nighttime lows around 49°F. You'll set off for L'Anse on the 5th (Wed).

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Outdoors Nature

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L'Anse

L'Anse
L'Anse is a village in northwest Michigan, U.S., and the county seat of Baraga County. To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read L'Anse travel planning app .

Traveling by car from Marquette to L'Anse takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in June, and nighttime lows around 49°F. You'll set off for Copper Harbor on the 6th (Thu).

Things to do in L'Anse

Parks Nature Museums

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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. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Fort Wilkins State Park, take a memorable drive along Brockway Mountain Drive, and then try for a hole-in-one at Into the Woods Mini Golf and Gardens.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Copper Harbor day trip planner.

You can drive from L'Anse to Copper Harbor in 2 hours. In June in Copper Harbor, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to L'Anse.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks
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Fort Wilkins State Park ©
Fort Wilkins State Park
Into the Woods Mini Golf and Gardens ©

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L'Anse

L'Anse ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Silver Falls, see the interesting displays at Hanka Homestead Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Bishop Baraga Shrine.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the L'Anse driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Copper Harbor to L'Anse in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in L'Anse

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lower Silver Falls, Hanka Homestead Museum
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Lower Silver Falls ©
Lower Silver Falls
Bishop Baraga Shrine ©
Bishop Baraga Shrine
Hanka Homestead Museum ©
Hanka Homestead Museum

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Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. On the 8th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Bond Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Overlook, then visit a coastal fixture at Ontonagon Lighthouse, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Porcupine Mountains State Park.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ontonagon planner .

Traveling by car from L'Anse to Ontonagon takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in June, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Watersmeet.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State Park
Ontonagon Lighthouse ©
Ontonagon Lighthouse

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Watersmeet

Watersmeet
Watersmeet is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Watersmeet Township, Gogebic County, Michigan, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): try to win big at Lac Vieux Desert Resort and Casino.

Make your Watersmeet itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Ontonagon to Watersmeet by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Ontonagon to Watersmeet, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. June in Watersmeet sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Crystal Falls.

Things to do in Watersmeet

Casinos Fun & Games

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Crystal Falls

Crystal Falls ©
Crystal Falls is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Crystal Falls.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Crystal Falls trip planner .

Drive from Watersmeet to Crystal Falls in an hour. June in Crystal Falls sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Escanaba.

Things to do in Crystal Falls

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Crystal Falls
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Bewabic State Park ©
Bewabic State Park

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Escanaba

Escanaba ©
Escanaba is a port city in Delta County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Fayette Historic State Park, stop by Bea's Ho-Made Products, and then enjoy the sea views from Sand Point Lighthouse.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Escanaba trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Crystal Falls to Escanaba takes 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Crystal Falls in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Escanaba: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 51°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Escanaba

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bea's Ho-Made Products, Fayette Historic State Park
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Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park
Sand Point Lighthouse ©
Sand Point Lighthouse
Bonifas Art Gallery ©
Bonifas Art Gallery

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Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stop by JoAnn's Fudge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, then admire the verdant scenery at Bear River Valley Recreation Area, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Thorne Swift Nature Preserve.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mackinaw City day trip tool .

You can drive from Escanaba to Mackinaw City in 3 hours. In June in Mackinaw City, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Cross In The Woods National Shrine, Mackinac Bridge, Bear River Valley Recreation Area, Thorne Swift Nature Preserve
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Bear River Valley Recreation Area ©
Bear River Valley Recreation Area
Cross In The Woods National Shrine ©
Cross In The Woods National Shrine
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge

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