15 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

15 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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Fly
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Marquette
— 2 nights
Fly to Duluth International Airport, Drive to Ontonagon
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Ontonagon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Copper Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manistique
— 2 nights
Drive
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Newberry
— 2 nights
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Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Atlanta

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Marquette

Marquette is a city in the U.S. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Chapel Rock and Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Point Beach, and then visit Downtown Marquette.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Marquette journey maker site.

Atlanta to Marquette is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Atlanta in September: high temperatures in Marquette hover around 68°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

3
nights
Ontonagon

Explore hidden gems such as Quincy Mine and McLain State Park. Escape the urban bustle at Copper Peak and North Country Trail (aka Canyon Falls Trail).

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ontonagon travel planning app.

Explore your travel options from Marquette to Ontonagon with the Route module. In September, daytime highs in Ontonagon are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

2
nights
Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): walk around Haven Waterfalls and Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Copper Harbor Bike Trail System, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Fort Wilkins State Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Silver River Falls, admire the sheer force of Jacob's Falls, then examine the collection at Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums, and finally stroll around Hunter's Point Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Copper Harbor online travel route builder.

You can drive from Ontonagon to Copper Harbor in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in October, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Manistique.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

2
nights
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 6th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Palms Book State Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Fayette Historic State Park, and then steep yourself in history at Historical Village Fayette Park. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk, admire the majestic nature at Indian Lake State Park, and then visit a coastal fixture at Seul Choix Point Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Manistique journey builder.

Getting from Copper Harbor to Manistique by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Copper Harbor in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Manistique, with lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Newberry.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

2
nights
Newberry

Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Crisp Point Lighthouse and then identify plant and animal life at Seney National Wildlife Refuge. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Sable Falls, admire the majestic nature at Muskallonge Lake State Park, and then explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Newberry travel route site.

Traveling by car from Manistique to Newberry takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in October, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Newberry

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

3
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Fort Holmes and Trinity Church will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory and Is It You Spot From Somewhere in Time Movie!. There's much more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Round Island Lighthouse, head off the coast to Eagle Point Cave, play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course, and get engrossed in the history at Robert Stuart House.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mackinac Island travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Newberry to Mackinac Island. In October, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

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.