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
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Copper Harbor
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Marquette
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Munising
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Manistique
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Newberry
— 2 nights
Travel:  3​h 30​min
7
Mackinac Island
— 4 nights
ferry + bus:  3​h 45​min
8
Sault Ste. Marie
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Detroit

2
nights
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Old Victoria Restoration. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Bond Falls.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Ontonagon trip planner .

Detroit to Ontonagon is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Detroit in June: high temperatures in Ontonagon hover around 69°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Old Victoria Restoration
Highlights from your plan
Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State Park
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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Quincy Mine and Keweenaw National Historical Park. Escape the urban bustle at Fort Wilkins State Park and Brockway Mountain Drive. Step out of Copper Harbor with an excursion to Mineral Museum of Michigan in Houghton--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: sample the tasty concoctions at Brickside Brewery, browse the exhibits of Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums, and take in the dramatic scenery at Haven Waterfalls and Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Copper Harbor trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Ontonagon to Copper Harbor takes 2.5 hours. June in Copper Harbor sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Keweenaw National Historical Park, Mineral Museum of Michigan, Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums, Haven Waterfalls and Park, Quincy Mine
Highlights from your plan
Mineral Museum of Michigan ©
Mineral Museum of Michigan
Quincy Mine ©
Quincy Mine
Fort Wilkins State Park ©
Fort Wilkins State Park

4
nights
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Downtown Marquette and U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame. You'll explore and learn at Lakenenland Sculpture Park and Da Yoopers Innovation Museum. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park, tee off at Marquette Golf Club, sample the tasty concoctions at Blackrocks Brewery, and make a trip to Superior Dome.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Marquette trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Copper Harbor to Marquette in 3 hours. June in Marquette sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ishpeming, Michigan Iron Industry Museum
Highlights from your plan
Michigan Iron Industry Museum ©
Michigan Iron Industry Museum
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

4
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Sand Point Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Leigh's Garden Winery and Sand Point Lighthouse. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, glide through natural beauty at Valley Spur, take in the dramatic scenery at Au Train Falls, and explore the fascinating underground world of Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Munising online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Marquette to Munising takes 1.5 hours. July in Munising sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Manistique.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Escanaba, Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Miners Falls ©
Miners Falls

2
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 8th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Historical Village Fayette Park, admire the majestic nature at Fayette Historic State Park, and then explore the activities along Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Palms Book State Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Lake Effect Art Gallery, then enjoy the sea views from Seul Choix Point Lighthouse, and finally do a tasting at Mackinaw Trail Winery.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Manistique day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Munising to Manistique takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Newberry.

Things to do in Manistique

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Newberry

Newberry ©
Newberry is a village in the U.S. On the 10th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Oswald's Bear Ranch, then explore the engaging exhibits at Tahquamenon Logging Museum, and then visit a coastal fixture at Crisp Point Lighthouse. On the next day, tee off at Newberry Country Club and then immerse yourself in nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Newberry holiday planner .

Getting from Manistique to Newberry by car takes about 1.5 hours. July in Newberry sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Newberry

Parks Outdoors Golf

Side Trip

Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Highlights from your plan
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Oswald's Bear Ranch ©
Oswald's Bear Ranch
Crisp Point Lighthouse ©
Crisp Point Lighthouse

4
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St Anne's Catholic Church and Fort Holmes. Let the collections at Fort Mackinac and The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, trot along with a tour on horseback, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, and play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mackinac Island vacation maker website .

Explore your travel options from Newberry to Mackinac Island with the Route module. In July, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

3
nights
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie ©
Sault Ste. Your inner history buff will appreciate USDA Iroquois Lighthouse and Tower of History. Museum-lovers will appreciate Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum and Whitefish Point Light. Step out of Sault Ste. Marie with an excursion to Museum of Ojibwa Culture in Saint Ignace--about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Soo Locks, take in the exciting artwork at Riverstone Gallery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Soo Brewing Company, and examine the collection at River of History Museum.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sault Ste. Marie travel route planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Sault Ste. Marie in 4 hours. July in Sault Ste. Marie sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Museums Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Paradise, Museum of Ojibwa Culture, Wild Bluff Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Whitefish Point Light ©
Whitefish Point Light
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Point Iroquois Lighthouse

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