17 days in Niagara Falls & Upper Peninsula Itinerary

17 days in Niagara Falls & Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Drive to Niagara Falls
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Niagara Falls
— 6 nights
Fly
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Munising
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marquette
— 3 nights
Drive
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Houghton
— 1 night
Drive
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Ironwood
— 3 nights
Drive

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Niagara Falls

— 6 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Get out of town with these interesting Niagara Falls side-trips: Lock 32 Brewing Company (in Pittsford), Buffalo (Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, &more) and Rochester (The Strong National Museum of Play & Stever's Candies). The adventure continues: try to win big at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures, meet the residents at Aquarium of Niagara, and explore the world behind art at Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls trip planner.

Kearney to Niagara Falls is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Kearney in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Niagara Falls: temperatures range from 39°F by day to 24°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Munising.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos · Parks

Side Trips

Munising

— 3 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munising: Manistique (Palms Book State Park & Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, take in the dramatic scenery at Spray Falls, glide through natural beauty at Valley Spur, and take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Munising online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Niagara Falls to Munising takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and taxi. In March, Munising is slightly colder than Niagara Falls - with highs of 33°F and lows of 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Marquette

— 3 nights
Marquette is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Marquette County. Marquette is known for nature, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, fly down the slopes at Marquette Mountain Ski and Bike Area, trek along Iron Ore Heritage Trail, and relax in the rural setting at Jilbert Dairy.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Marquette online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Munising to Marquette takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Munising in March, plan for little chillier nights in Marquette, with lows around 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Houghton.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Houghton

— 1 night
Houghton is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan's Upper Peninsula and largest city in the Copper Country on the Keweenaw Peninsula. On the 25th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Mineral Museum of Michigan, then fly down the slopes at Mont Ripley, then ski along the peaceful trails at Swedetown Ski Trails, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at McLain State Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Houghton trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Marquette to Houghton takes 2 hours. In March in Houghton, expect temperatures between 31°F during the day and 16°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ironwood.

Things to do in Houghton

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Ironwood

— 3 nights
Ironwood is a city in Gogebic County in the U.S. state of Michigan, about 18mi south of Lake Superior. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): hit the slopes at Big Powderhorn Mountain, take in the dramatic scenery at Bond Falls, and then stroll through Michigan's Iron Belle Trail - Western Gateway Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): hit the slopes at Mt. Zion Ski Hill & Overlook.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ironwood trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Houghton to Ironwood takes 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Houghton to Ironwood. In March in Ironwood, expect temperatures between 35°F during the day and 16°F at night. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ironwood

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Upper Peninsula travel guide

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Waterfalls · State Parks · Geologic Formations
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.