16 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

16 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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16 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Sylvania
Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Saint Ignace
— 2 nights
Ferry:  15​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  2​h
3
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Ontonagon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Copper Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Marquette
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Sylvania

2
nights
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take an unorthodox tour of Mystery Spot. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Indian Village, see the interesting displays at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then look for gifts at Mackinac Fudge Shop, then immerse yourself in nature at Straits State Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Soo Locks.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Saint Ignace online day trip planner .

Sylvania to Saint Ignace is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. When traveling from Sylvania in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Saint Ignace: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site, Soo Locks
Highlights from your plan
Bridge View Park ©
Bridge View Park
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Biddle House, learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Caddywampus, make a trip to Fort Holmes, then trot along with a tour on horseback, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island trip planner .

Mackinac Island is very close to Saint Ignace. In October in Mackinac Island, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. On the 6th (Sun), examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and then immerse yourself in nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Paradise tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Paradise when traveling from Mackinac Island in October, with lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Tahquamenon Falls ©
Tahquamenon Falls

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Munising Falls and then explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, then stop by Open Wings Pottery & Gallery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Wagner Falls.

To find out how to plan a trip to Munising, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Paradise to Munising in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. In October, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Miners Falls ©
Miners Falls

2
nights
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. On the 9th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Main Overlook, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Clouds, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Porcupine Mountains State Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Bond Falls and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Adventure Mining Company.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ontonagon tour app .

Getting from Munising to Ontonagon by car takes about 3 hours. October in Ontonagon sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Adventure Mining Company
Highlights from your plan
Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Lake of the Clouds ©
Lake of the Clouds
Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State Park

2
nights
Copper Harbor

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 11th (Fri): try for a hole-in-one at Into the Woods Mini Golf and Gardens, admire all the interesting features of Brockway Mountain Drive, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Copper Harbor Bike Trail System, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Haven Waterfalls and Park. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Fort Wilkins State Park, walk around Hunter's Point Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Silver River Falls, then look for gifts at The Jampot, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Eagle River Falls.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Copper Harbor itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ontonagon to Copper Harbor in 2 hours. October in Copper Harbor sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Marquette.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Eagle Harbor, Eagle River Falls, Haven Waterfalls and Park
Highlights from your plan
Hunter's Point Park ©
Hunter's Point Park
Into the Woods Mini Golf and Gardens ©
Fort Wilkins State Park ©
Fort Wilkins State Park

4
nights
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Marquette: Iron Mountain (Immaculate Conception Church Iron Mountain & Pine Mountain). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park, have fun and explore at Upper Peninsula Children's Museum, explore the striking landscape at Upper Peninsula, and see the interesting displays at Marquette Regional History Center.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Marquette using our trip planner.

You can drive from Copper Harbor to Marquette in 3 hours. Traveling from Copper Harbor in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Marquette, with lows around 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Iron Mountain, Da Yoopers Innovation Museum, Upper Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Lakenenland Sculpture Park ©
Lakenenland Sculpture Park

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