19 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

19 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula trip planner

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

19 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Marquette
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Copper Harbor
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Ontonagon
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Paradise
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  2​h
6
Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
ferry:  15​min
7
Saint Ignace
— 3 nights
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Marquette side-trips: Mineral Museum of Michigan (in Houghton), Manistique (Palms Book State Park & Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)) and Quincy Mine (in Hancock). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park, take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, relax in the rural setting at Jilbert Dairy, and take in the exciting artwork at Lakenenland Sculpture Park.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Marquette trip planner .

New York City to Marquette is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in Marquette at 68°F and lows at 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Manistique, Quincy Mine, Mineral Museum of Michigan
Highlights from your plan
Mineral Museum of Michigan ©
Mineral Museum of Michigan
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) ©
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)

3
nights
Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor ©
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. You've now added Keweenaw Adventure Company to your itinerary. When in Copper Harbor, make a side trip to see The Jampot in Eagle Harbor, approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Brockway Mountain Drive, try for a hole-in-one at Into the Woods Mini Golf and Gardens, admire the sheer force of Eagle River Falls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Superior.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Copper Harbor trip planner .

Traveling by car from Marquette to Copper Harbor takes 3 hours. Traveling from Marquette in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Copper Harbor, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Eagle River Falls, Lake Superior, The Jampot
Highlights from your plan
Keweenaw Adventure Company ©
Keweenaw Adventure Company
Fort Wilkins State Park ©
Fort Wilkins State Park
Into the Woods Mini Golf and Gardens ©

2
nights
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Bond Falls and then admire the sheer force of Bond Falls. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Porcupine Mountains State Park, get to know the fascinating history of Main Overlook, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Adventure Mining Company.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ontonagon travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Copper Harbor to Ontonagon in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Ontonagon are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Adventure Mining Company
Highlights from your plan
Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Adventure Mining Company ©
Adventure Mining Company
Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State Park

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 16th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Miners Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wagner Falls, and finally try for a hole-in-one at Miners Falls Mini Golf.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, read our Munising route tool .

Drive from Ontonagon to Munising in 3 hours. In September in Munising, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Miners Falls ©
Miners Falls

2
nights
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Oswald's Bear Ranch, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Point Iroquois Lighthouse, take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, and then examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paradise trip planner.

You can drive from Munising to Paradise in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car. In September, daytime highs in Paradise are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Point Iroquois Lighthouse, Oswald's Bear Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Whitefish Point Light ©
Whitefish Point Light

3
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Mackinac Island is known for nature, museums, wildlife, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, trot along with a tour on horseback, and don't miss a visit to Is it you spot from Somewhere in Time movie!.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island day trip website .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Mackinac Island can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

3
nights
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint Ignace: Sault Ste. Marie (Museum Ship Valley Camp, Soo Locks, & more) and The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk (in Manistique). The adventure continues: snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, don't miss a visit to Indian Village, take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock, and walk around Bridge View Park.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Ignace trip itinerary planner.

Saint Ignace is just a short distance from Mackinac Island. In September, daytime highs in Saint Ignace are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Sault Ste. Marie, The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk
Highlights from your plan
Bridge View Park ©
Bridge View Park
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks

Similar Plans

9 days in Upper Peninsula BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Copper Harbor BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in Upper Peninsula BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 6 days in Upper Peninsula BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Upper Peninsula BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Upper Peninsula & Northwest Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 27 days in Upper Peninsula BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 2 days in Upper Peninsula BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Upper Peninsula BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Upper Peninsula BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Upper Peninsula BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans