26 days in Michigan’s Central Upper Peninsula Itinerary

26 days in Michigan’s Central Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan’s Central Upper Peninsula trip planner

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Drive to Cedar City Regional Airport, Fly to Austin Straubel International Airport, Drive to Menominee
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Menominee
— 3 nights
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Escanaba
— 4 nights
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Munising
— 6 nights
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Grand Marais
— 3 nights
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Marquette
— 5 nights
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Iron Mountain
— 4 nights
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Drive to Austin Straubel International Airport, Fly to Cedar City Regional Airport, Drive to Zion National Park

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Menominee

— 3 nights
Menominee is a city in the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Venture out of the city with trips to J.W. Wells State Park (in Cedar River) and DeYoung Family Zoo (in Wallace). There's much more to do: stroll around Great Lakes Memorial Marina Park, take in the waterfront activity at Menominee Marina, get engrossed in the history at Menominee County Historical Society Heritage Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tourist Park (Fat Ladies Beach).

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Menominee itinerary planner.

Zion National Park to Menominee is an approximately 12-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Menominee due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zion National Park in June, expect nights in Menominee to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are much colder, around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Escanaba.

Things to do in Menominee

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Escanaba

— 4 nights
Escanaba is a port city in Delta County in the U.S. state of Michigan, located on the Escanaba River in the banana belt of the state's Upper Peninsula. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Escanaba: Garden (Historical Village Fayette Park & Fayette Historic State Park). There's much more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Sand Point Lighthouse, try your luck at Island Resort & Casino, hike along Pioneer Trail Park, and tee off at Sweetgrass Golf Course.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Escanaba online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Menominee to Escanaba takes 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Escanaba

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Munising

— 6 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Change things up with these side-trips from Munising: Manistique (The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk, Palms Book State Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, admire the sheer force of Alger Falls, kick back and relax at Sand Point Beach, and head off the coast to Grand Island.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Munising trip planner.

Getting from Escanaba to Munising by car takes about 1.5 hours. June in Munising sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Marais

— 3 nights
Grand Marais is an unincorporated community in Burt Township, Alger County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Step out of Grand Marais to go to Seney and see Seney National Wildlife Refuge, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Log Slide Overlook, see the interesting displays at Pickle Barrel House Museum, walk around Woodland Park, and head outdoors with Sable Falls.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Marais tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Munising to Grand Marais by car takes about 1.5 hours. June in Grand Marais sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Marquette

— 5 nights
Marquette is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Marquette County. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marquette: Big Bay (Thomas Rock Scenic Overlook & Perkins County Park). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park, relax in the rural setting at Jilbert Dairy, examine the collection at Michigan Iron Industry Museum, and take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Marquette online holiday planner.

You can drive from Grand Marais to Marquette in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in June, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Iron Mountain.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Iron Mountain

— 4 nights
Iron Mountain is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. Iron Mountain is known for adventure, winter sports, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to U.P. Veterans Memorial, look for gifts at Rainbow Gifts and Yarn, take in the dramatic scenery at Fumee Falls, and fly down the slopes at Pine Mountain.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Iron Mountain day trip tool.

You can drive from Marquette to Iron Mountain in 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Marquette to Iron Mountain. June in Iron Mountain sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Iron Mountain

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips