16 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

16 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
2
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
3
Grand Marais
— 1 night
4
Munising
— 2 nights
5
Marquette
— 2 nights
6
L'Anse
— 1 night
7
Baraga
— 1 night
8
Ontonagon
— 2 nights
9
Hancock
— 1 night
10
Eagle Harbor
— 1 night
11
Copper Harbor
— 2 nights

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night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 5th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Biddle House and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island trip planner.

Kalamazoo to Mackinac Island is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Kalamazoo in September, you will find days in Mackinac Island are slightly colder (67°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Golf
Highlights from your plan
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Fort Holmes ©
Fort Holmes

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Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): wander the wide-open spaces of Deer Ranch, immerse yourself in nature at Straits State Park, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then make a trip to Indian Village, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Fort de Baude Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Ignace trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace in an hour. September in Saint Ignace sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Straits State Park ©
Straits State Park
Museum of Ojibwa Culture ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture
Fort de Baude Museum ©
Fort de Baude Museum

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Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is an unincorporated community in Burt Township, Alger County in the U.S. On the 8th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at 12-Mile Beach.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Marais holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Saint Ignace to Grand Marais takes 2 hours. Traveling from Saint Ignace in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Grand Marais, with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
12-Mile Beach ©
12-Mile Beach

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nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Au Train Falls, admire the sheer force of Laughing Whitefish Falls, then explore the fascinating underground world of Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge, and finally look for gifts at Upper Peninsula Inspired. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center, then take in the dramatic scenery at Mosquito Falls, then admire the sheer force of Chapel Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Spray Falls.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use 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) so you can drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Au Train Falls ©
Au Train Falls
Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge ©
Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge
Laughing Whitefish Falls ©
Laughing Whitefish Falls

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Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): see where the action happens at Superior Dome, then trek along Iron Ore Heritage Trail, then see the interesting displays 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, examine the collection at Michigan Iron Industry Museum, then have fun and explore at Upper Peninsula Children's Museum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Blackrocks Brewery.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Marquette road trip website.

You can drive from Munising to Marquette in an hour. Traveling from Munising in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Marquette, with lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to L'Anse.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Museums · Nature

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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): stroll around L'Anse Waterfront Park, then make a trip to Bishop Baraga Shrine, then trek along North Country Trail (aka Canyon Falls Trail), and finally hike along Mount Arvon.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our L'Anse online itinerary maker.

Traveling by journey from Marquette to L'Anse takes 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) so you can travel to Baraga.

Things to do in L'Anse

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
North Country Trail (aka Canyon Falls Trail) ©
Mount Arvon ©
Mount Arvon
Bishop Baraga Shrine ©
Bishop Baraga Shrine

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night
Baraga

Baraga ©
Baraga is a village in Baraga County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Lower Silver Falls, admire the landmark architecture of Hanka Homestead Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Baraga State Park.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Baraga trip maker website.

Baraga is just a short distance from L'Anse. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Baraga

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Hanka Homestead Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lower Silver Falls ©
Lower Silver Falls
Hanka Homestead Museum ©
Hanka Homestead Museum
Baraga State Park ©
Baraga State Park

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Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Overlook and then identify plant and animal life at Ontonagon Township Park. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Ontonagon Lighthouse, steep yourself in history at Old Victoria Restoration, and then immerse yourself in nature at Lake Gogebic State Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ontonagon road trip planner.

Drive from Baraga to Ontonagon in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Ontonagon are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hancock.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Old Victoria Restoration, Lake Gogebic State Park
Highlights from your plan
Ontonagon Township Park ©
Ontonagon Township Park
Old Victoria Restoration ©
Old Victoria Restoration
Lake Gogebic State Park ©
Lake Gogebic State Park

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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): explore the landscape on two wheels at 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.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hancock day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Ontonagon to Hancock takes an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Hancock can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Eagle Harbor.

Things to do in Hancock

Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Calumet
Highlights from your plan
Copper Country Firefighters History Museum ©
Coppertown USA Mining Museum ©
Coppertown USA Mining Museum

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night
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 and Museums, admire the sheer force of Eagle River Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Jacob's Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Silver River Falls.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Eagle Harbor online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Hancock to Eagle Harbor takes an hour. September in Eagle Harbor sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Eagle Harbor

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Eagle River
Highlights from your plan
Jacob's Falls ©
Jacob's Falls
Eagle River Falls ©
Eagle River Falls
Silver River Falls ©
Silver River Falls

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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 raise your glass at Brickside Brewery, and finally putt your heart out at Into the Woods Mini Golf and Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): grab your bike and head to Copper Harbor Bike Trail System, visit a coastal fixture at Fort Wilkins State Park, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Horseshoe Harbor.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Copper Harbor online journey planner.

Copper Harbor is just a short distance from Eagle Harbor. In September, daily temperatures in Copper Harbor can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary
Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary
Brickside Brewery ©
Brickside Brewery
Manganese Falls ©
Manganese Falls

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