15 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

15 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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15 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Jacksonville
Fly + Drive:  10​h
1
Ontonagon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Houghton
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Marquette
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Grand Marais
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  2​h
7
Mackinac Island
— 4 nights
+4
ferry + bus + taxi + Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
End: Jacksonville

1
night
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. On the 11th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Bond Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Porcupine Mountains State Park, then explore the activities along Lake of the Clouds, and then get to know the fascinating history of Main Overlook.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Ontonagon trip maker app .

Jacksonville to Ontonagon is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Jacksonville in August, expect Ontonagon to be a bit cooler, temps between 73°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Houghton.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State Park
Lake of the Clouds ©
Lake of the Clouds

1
night
Houghton

Houghton ©
Houghton is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): examine the collection at Mineral Museum of Michigan, then identify plant and animal life at Nara Nature Park, then get engrossed in the history at Houghton County Historical Museum Complex, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at McLain State Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Houghton holiday planner .

Drive from Ontonagon to Houghton in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Marquette.

Things to do in Houghton

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Houghton County Historical Museum Complex, McLain State Park
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Mineral Museum of Michigan ©
Mineral Museum of Michigan
Nara Nature Park ©
Nara Nature Park

2
nights
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take a stroll through Downtown Marquette, then view the masterpieces at Lakenenland Sculpture Park, and then play a few rounds at Marquette Golf Club. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blackrocks Brewery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Marquette trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Houghton to Marquette takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Golf
Highlights from your plan
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Marquette Golf Club ©
Marquette Golf Club

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 16th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, then take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls, and then kick back and relax at Sand Point Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Munising route builder .

You can drive from Marquette to Munising in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach

2
nights
Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is an unincorporated community in Burt Township, Alger County in the U.S. On the 18th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Oswald's Bear Ranch, examine the collection at Pickle Barrel House Museum, and then stroll through 12-Mile Beach. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Grand Marais Maritime Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Seney National Wildlife Refuge, and then go for a walk through Log Slide Overlook.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Marais trip site .

You can drive from Munising to Grand Marais in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Oswald's Bear Ranch, Seney National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
12-Mile Beach ©
12-Mile Beach
Oswald's Bear Ranch ©
Oswald's Bear Ranch
Seney National Wildlife Refuge ©
Seney National Wildlife Refuge

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, and then immerse yourself in nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Paradise itinerary app .

You can drive from Grand Marais to Paradise in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Paradise can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums Parks Nature
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

4
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Let the collections at Fort Mackinac and The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum capture your imagination. Visiting Mackinac Island State Park and The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, trot along with a tour on horseback, tee off at Wawashkamo Golf Club, and identify plant and animal life at Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mackinac Island trip itinerary tool .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Paradise in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Mackinac Island, with lows of 59°F. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Outdoors Golf
Highlights from your plan
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock

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