17 days in Taylor & Upper Peninsula Itinerary

17 days in Taylor & Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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17 days in Taylor & Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + Drive:  4​h
1
Taylor
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Munising
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Ontonagon
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Marquette
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h
6
Taylor
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Manistique
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Grand Marais
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

1
night
Taylor

Taylor
Taylor is a city in Wayne County in the U.S. To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Taylor online road trip planner .

Philadelphia to Taylor is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Taylor when traveling from Philadelphia in August, with lows around 63°F. On the 3rd (Sat), you're off toParadise.

Things to do in Taylor

Nightlife Tours Outdoors

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): see the sky in a new way at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and then admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Paradise vacation site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Taylor to Paradise. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Taylor in August: high temperatures in Paradise hover around 73°F and lows are around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

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

3
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Get outdoors at Sand Point Beach and Miners Castle Rock. Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring nature at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Munising Falls and take an in-depth tour of Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Munising holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Paradise to Munising takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough 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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake of the Clouds, take a peaceful walk through Porcupine Mountains State Park, and then explore and take pictures at Adventure Mining Company. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Bond Falls.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ontonagon sightseeing planner.

Drive from Munising to Ontonagon in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Marquette.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trip

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

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, then immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blackrocks Brewery.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Marquette visit planning app .

You can drive from Ontonagon to Marquette in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Marquette are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Taylor.

Things to do in Marquette

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Blackrocks Brewery ©
Blackrocks Brewery

2
nights
Taylor

Taylor ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): stroll through Kellogg Park, then take in the history at River Raisin National Battlefield Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Sterling State Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Taylor trip app .

Explore your travel options from Marquette to Taylor with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Marquette in August; daily highs in Taylor reach 82°F and lows reach 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taylor

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Trenton, Monroe, Kellogg Park
Highlights from your plan
Sterling State Park ©
Sterling State Park
Elizabeth Park ©
Elizabeth Park
River Raisin National Battlefield Park ©

3
nights
Manistique

Manistique
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. On the 13th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Palms Book State Park, then explore the activities along Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring), and then do a tasting at Mackinaw Trail Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Seney National Wildlife Refuge and then hike along The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Manistique tour itinerary builder app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Taylor to Manistique. Traveling from Taylor in August, things will get a bit cooler in Manistique: highs are around 72°F and lows about 54°F. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Fayette Historic State Park
Highlights from your plan
Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park
Seney National Wildlife Refuge ©
Seney National Wildlife Refuge
Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park

3
nights
Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is an unincorporated community in Burt Township, Alger County in the U.S. On the 15th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at 12-Mile Beach. On your second day here, get outside with Sable Falls, then take in the pleasant sights at Log Slide Overlook, and then enjoy the sea views from Crisp Point Lighthouse.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Marais trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Manistique to Grand Marais takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Grand Marais can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. You will leave for home on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Newberry
Highlights from your plan
Muskallonge Lake State Park ©
Muskallonge Lake State Park
Chapel Falls ©
Chapel Falls
Sable Falls ©
Sable Falls

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