17 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

17 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
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Sault Ste. Marie
— 3 nights
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Munising
— 3 nights
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Iron Mountain
— 2 nights
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Ontonagon
— 3 nights
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Marquette
— 3 nights

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Trinity Church, immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then steep yourself in history at Fort Mackinac, and finally explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): tee off at Jewel Golf Course, steep yourself in history at Biddle House, then identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, then look for gifts at Caddywampus, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Round Island Lighthouse.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mackinac Island online journey maker.

New York City to Mackinac Island is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from New York City in January, things will get slightly colder in Mackinac Island: highs are around 25°F and lows about 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
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Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie ©
Sault Ste. Get out of town with these interesting Sault Ste. Marie side-trips: Saint Ignace (Wawatam Lighthouse, Mackinac Bridge, &more) and Tahquamenon Falls State Park (in Paradise). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, admire all the interesting features of Whitefish Bay National Forest Scenic Byway, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Name of Mary Church, and take in the views from Sault Ste Marie International Bridge.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sault Ste. Marie road trip tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Sault Ste. Marie in 5 hours. January in Sault Ste. Marie sees daily highs of 24°F and lows of 10°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

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Soo Locks
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Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Go for a jaunt from Munising to Grand Marais to see Pickle Barrel House Museum about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: Head underground at Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge, explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, admire the sheer force of Munising Falls, and stop by Upper Peninsula Inspired.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Munising road trip planner.

Getting from Sault Ste. Marie to Munising by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Munising are 26°F, while nighttime lows are 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Iron Mountain.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Iron Mountain

Iron Mountain ©
Iron Mountain is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Iron County Historical Museum, fly down the slopes at Pine Mountain, and then make a trip to U.P. Veterans Memorial. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Rainbow Gifts and Yarn, get lost in a book at Dickinson County Library, learn about all things military at WWII Glider & Military Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Church Iron Mountain, and finally contemplate the long history of Chapin Mine Pit.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Iron Mountain online route maker.

You can drive from Munising to Iron Mountain in 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Munising to Iron Mountain. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Iron Mountain when traveling from Munising in January, with lows around 7°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Iron Mountain

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Explore Ontonagon's surroundings by going to Ironwood (Ironwood Historic Depot & Museum, Mt. Zion Ski Hill & Overlook, &more), Mineral Museum of Michigan (in Houghton) and Calumet (Swedetown Ski Trails & Copper World).

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Ontonagon road trip website.

Getting from Iron Mountain to Ontonagon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Iron Mountain to Ontonagon. In January, daytime highs in Ontonagon are 22°F, while nighttime lows are 11°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Marquette.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums

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Cross-country Ski Area
Swedetown Ski Trails
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Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Step out of Marquette to go to Gladstone and see Days River Natural Trail, which is approximately 3h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park, take in the exciting artwork at Lakenenland Sculpture Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hogback Mountain, and hit the slopes at Marquette Mountain Ski and Bike Area.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Marquette online trip maker.

Explore your travel options from Ontonagon to Marquette with the Route module. In January, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 7°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

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Presque Isle Park
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