16 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

16 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula visit planner

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Saint Ignace
— 2 nights
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Paradise
— 2 nights
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Manistique
— 3 nights
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Copper Harbor
— 2 nights
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Ontonagon
— 3 nights
Drive to Duluth International Airport, Fly to Sawyer International Airport
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Marquette
— 3 nights
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Saint Ignace

— 2 nights
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, admire the landmark architecture of Indian Village, and then get great views at Castle Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let the kids burn off some steam at Animal Tracks, wander the wide-open spaces of Deer Ranch, then view the masterpieces at Fort de Baude Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nancy Dagwell Campbell Park.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Saint Ignace trip itinerary builder tool.

Detroit to Saint Ignace is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Detroit in July: high temperatures in Saint Ignace hover around 73°F and lows are around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Paradise.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Paradise

— 2 nights
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. On the 6th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, then look for all kinds of wild species at Oswald's Bear Ranch, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, then enjoy the sea views from Point Iroquois Lighthouse, and then tee off at Wild Bluff Golf Course.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paradise online itinerary planner.

Drive from Saint Ignace to Paradise in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Saint Ignace in July, plan for little chillier nights in Paradise, with lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Manistique.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks · Museums · Nature · Golf

Side Trips

Manistique

— 3 nights
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Thompson State Fish Hatchery, then take in the dramatic natural features 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 find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Manistique holiday maker website.

Drive from Paradise to Manistique in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trip

Copper Harbor

— 2 nights
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Copper Harbor: The Jampot (in Eagle Harbor) and Jacob's Falls (in Eagle River). There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Brockway Mountain Drive, enjoy the sea views from Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums, take in the dramatic scenery at Eagle River Falls, and stroll through Copper Harbor Bike Trail System.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Copper Harbor trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Manistique to Copper Harbor in 4.5 hours. July in Copper Harbor sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ontonagon

— 3 nights
Step out of Ontonagon with an excursion to Copper Peak in Ironwood--about 1h 10 min away.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ontonagon road trip planner.

Drive from Copper Harbor to Ontonagon in 2 hours. In July in Ontonagon, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Marquette.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Marquette

— 3 nights
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Munising (Miners Falls, Miners Castle Rock, &more). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park, explore the galleries of Lakenenland Sculpture Park, relax in the rural setting at Jilbert Dairy, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Marquette road trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ontonagon to Marquette. In July, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.