25 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

25 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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25 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly + Drive:  6​h
1
Ontonagon
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Copper Harbor
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Marquette
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Munising
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Manistique
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  2​h
7
Mackinac Island
— 4 nights
ferry:  15​min
8
Saint Ignace
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Detroit

3
nights
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. Get in touch with nature at Presque Isle River and Bond Falls. Explore hidden gems such as Lake of the Clouds and Ontonagon County Historical Museum. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Adventure Mining Company and delve into the lush surroundings at Porcupine Mountains State Park.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ontonagon trip builder app .

Detroit to Ontonagon is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Detroit in June; daily highs in Ontonagon reach 69°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Adventure Mining Company
Highlights from your plan
Adventure Mining Company ©
Adventure Mining Company
Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Lake of the Clouds ©
Lake of the Clouds

3
nights
Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor ©
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. Get some cultural insight at Mineral Museum of Michigan and Fort Wilkins State Park. Quincy Mine and Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums will appeal to history buffs. Explore Copper Harbor's surroundings by going to McLain State Park (in Hancock) and Copper World (in Calumet). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary, explore the landscape on two wheels at Copper Harbor Bike Trail System, admire the sheer force of Eagle River Falls, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brickside Brewery.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Copper Harbor trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Ontonagon to Copper Harbor in 2.5 hours. In June in Copper Harbor, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Hancock, Copper World, Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums, Eagle River Falls, Mineral Museum of Michigan
Highlights from your plan
Mineral Museum of Michigan ©
Mineral Museum of Michigan
Quincy Mine ©
Quincy Mine
Fort Wilkins State Park ©
Fort Wilkins State Park

3
nights
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as Downtown Marquette and North Country Trail (aka Canyon Falls Trail). Get some cultural insight at Michigan Iron Industry Museum and Marquette Maritime Museum. Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park, examine the collection at U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame, catch a live event at Superior Dome, and admire all the interesting features of Jilbert Dairy.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Marquette journey maker website .

You can drive from Copper Harbor to Marquette in 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Marquette can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Ishpeming, North Country Trail (aka Canyon Falls Trail), Michigan Iron Industry Museum
Highlights from your plan
Michigan Iron Industry Museum ©
Michigan Iron Industry Museum
Marquette Maritime Museum ©
Marquette Maritime Museum

5
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Visiting Chapel Rock and Beach and Sand Point Beach will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Crisp Point Lighthouse and Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munising: Muskallonge Lake State Park (in Newberry) and Grand Marais (Log Slide Overlook, Chapel Falls, & more). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Grand Island, putt your heart out at Miners Falls Mini Golf, stop by UP-Scale Art, and take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Munising day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Marquette to Munising in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Manistique.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Marais, Newberry
Highlights from your plan
Crisp Point Lighthouse ©
Crisp Point Lighthouse
Chapel Rock and Beach ©
Chapel Rock and Beach
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach

2
nights
Manistique

Manistique ©
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Fayette Historic State Park, explore and take pictures at Thompson State Fish Hatchery, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Palms Book State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at The Mustard Seed, view the masterpieces at Lake Effect Art Gallery, then visit a coastal fixture at Seul Choix Point Lighthouse, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Manistique trip planner .

You can drive from Munising to Manistique in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Manistique are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fayette Historic State Park, Seul Choix Point Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park
Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park
Seul Choix Point Lighthouse ©
Seul Choix Point Lighthouse

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): look and learn at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paradise day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Manistique to Paradise takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Paradise can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Whitefish Point Bird Observatory ©
Whitefish Point Bird Observatory
Tahquamenon Falls ©
Tahquamenon Falls

4
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort Holmes and St Anne's Catholic Church. Take a break from the city and head to Jewel Golf Course and The Greens of Mackinac. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, don't miss a visit to Is it you spot from Somewhere in Time movie!, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island tour planning tool .

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. July in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Outdoors Golf Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jewel Golf Course ©
Jewel Golf Course
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes

3
nights
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Your inner history buff will appreciate USDA Iroquois Lighthouse and Wawatam Lighthouse. Explore hidden gems such as Straits State Park and Deer Ranch. Get out of town with these interesting Saint Ignace side-trips: GarLyn Zoological Park (in Naubinway) and Museum Ship Valley Camp (in Sault Ste. Marie). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, admire the landmark architecture of Indian Village, and shop like a local with Fort de Baude Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Saint Ignace day trip app .

Saint Ignace is just a short distance from Mackinac Island. In July in Saint Ignace, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sault Ste. Marie, GarLyn Zoological Park
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Ojibwa Culture ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Wawatam Lighthouse ©
Wawatam Lighthouse

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