16 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

16 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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16 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo
Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry:  15​min
2
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Grand Marais
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Marquette
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
L'Anse
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
7
Baraga
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Ontonagon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Hancock
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
10
Eagle Harbor
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
11
Copper Harbor
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Kalamazoo

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Biddle House and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island road trip planning website .

Kalamazoo to Mackinac Island is an approximately 8-hour flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kalamazoo in September: highs in Mackinac Island hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Golf Historic Sites Outdoors
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St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Fort Holmes ©
Fort Holmes

1
night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Deer Ranch, immerse yourself in nature at Straits State Park, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then admire the landmark architecture of Indian Village, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Fort de Baude Museum.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Saint Ignace trip itinerary planner.

Saint Ignace is just a short distance from Mackinac Island. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks Nature Museums
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Straits State Park ©
Straits State Park
Museum of Ojibwa Culture ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture
Fort de Baude Museum ©
Fort de Baude Museum

1
night
Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is an unincorporated community in Burt Township, Alger County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Grand Marais Maritime Museum, kick back and relax at 12-Mile Beach, and then admire the sheer force of Chapel Falls.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Marais trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint Ignace to Grand Marais takes 2 hours. Traveling from Saint Ignace in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 49°F in Grand Marais. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Chapel Falls ©
Chapel 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 9th (Mon): take in the pleasant sights at Autrain Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Au Train Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Laughing Whitefish Falls, then Head underground at Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge, and finally look for gifts at Upper Peninsula Inspired. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center, immerse yourself in nature at Laughing Whitefish Falls State Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Mosquito Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Chapel Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Spray Falls.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Munising trip planner.

Getting from Grand Marais to Munising by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September in Munising, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Laughing Whitefish Falls State Park, Autrain Falls, Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge
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Au Train Falls ©
Au Train Falls
Laughing Whitefish Falls ©
Laughing Whitefish Falls
Spray Falls ©
Spray Falls

2
nights
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. On the 11th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Superior Dome, trek along Iron Ore Heritage Trail, then examine the collection at Marquette Regional History Center, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Upper Peninsula. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Dead River Falls, then see the interesting displays at Michigan Iron Industry Museum, then see the interesting displays at Upper Peninsula Children's Museum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Blackrocks Brewery.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Marquette online travel route planner .

Drive from Munising to Marquette in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Munising in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Marquette, with lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to L'Anse.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Upper Peninsula, Michigan Iron Industry Museum
Highlights from your plan
Marquette Regional History Center ©
Marquette Regional History Center
Michigan Iron Industry Museum ©
Michigan Iron Industry Museum
Upper Peninsula Children's Museum ©
Upper Peninsula Children's Museum

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night
L'Anse

L'Anse ©
L'Anse is a village in northwest Michigan, U.S., and the county seat of Baraga County. On the 13th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at L'Anse Waterfront Park, then make a trip to Bishop Baraga Shrine, then stroll through North Country Trail (aka Canyon Falls Trail), and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Arvon.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our L'Anse tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Marquette to L'Anse by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in L'Anse are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Baraga.

Things to do in L'Anse

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mount Arvon ©
Mount Arvon
L'Anse Waterfront Park ©
L'Anse Waterfront Park

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Baraga

Baraga ©
Baraga is a village in Baraga County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Silver Falls, contemplate the long history of Hanka Homestead Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Baraga State Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Baraga trip simple and quick.

Baraga is just a stone's throw from L'Anse. In September, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Baraga

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hanka Homestead Museum
Highlights from your plan
Baraga State Park ©
Baraga State Park
Hanka Homestead Museum ©
Hanka Homestead Museum

2
nights
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Ontonagon County Historical Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Overlook, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ontonagon Township Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Ontonagon Lighthouse, steep yourself in history at Old Victoria Restoration, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Gogebic State Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ontonagon travel route website .

You can drive from Baraga to Ontonagon in an hour. In September in Ontonagon, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Hancock.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Gogebic State Park, Old Victoria Restoration
Highlights from your plan
Lake Gogebic State Park ©
Lake Gogebic State Park
Old Victoria Restoration ©
Old Victoria Restoration
Ontonagon County Historical Museum ©
Ontonagon County Historical Museum

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night
Hancock

Hancock ©
Hancock is a city in Houghton County, Michigan, United States and is located on Copper Island, which is part of the Keweenaw Peninsula, on the Keweenaw Waterway directly opposite Houghton, Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): stroll through The trail to Copper Harbor, see the interesting displays at Copper Country Firefighters History Museum, and then examine the collection at Coppertown USA Mining Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hancock trip planner .

You can drive from Ontonagon to Hancock in an hour. September in Hancock sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Eagle Harbor.

Things to do in Hancock

Museums Trails Parks

Side Trip

Calumet
Highlights from your plan
Coppertown USA Mining Museum ©
Coppertown USA Mining Museum

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Eagle Harbor

Eagle Harbor ©
Eagle Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located on the north side of the Keweenaw Peninsula within Eagle Harbor Township, Keweenaw County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Eagle Harbor Lighthouse, enjoy the sea views from Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums, take in the dramatic scenery at Eagle River Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Jacob's Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of Silver River Falls.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Eagle Harbor route maker tool .

You can drive from Hancock to Eagle Harbor in an hour. In September in Eagle Harbor, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Eagle Harbor

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Eagle River
Highlights from your plan
Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums ©
Jacob's Falls ©
Jacob's Falls
Eagle Harbor Lighthouse ©
Eagle Harbor Lighthouse

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 19th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary, then take in the dramatic scenery at Manganese Falls, then sample the tasty concoctions at Brickside Brewery, and finally putt your heart out at Into the Woods Mini Golf and Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the landscape on two wheels at Copper Harbor Bike Trail System, enjoy the sea views from Fort Wilkins State Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Harbor.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Copper Harbor travel tool .

Copper Harbor is just a stone's throw from Eagle Harbor. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Manganese Falls ©
Manganese Falls
Brickside Brewery ©
Brickside Brewery
Into the Woods Mini Golf and Gardens ©

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