28 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

28 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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Fly to Duluth International Airport, Drive to Ontonagon
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Ontonagon
— 4 nights
Drive
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Copper Harbor
— 3 nights
Drive
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Paradise
— 2 nights
Drive to St Ignace, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Saint Ignace
— 4 nights
Drive
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Garden
— 1 night
Drive
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Munising
— 5 nights
Drive
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Marquette
— 4 nights
Fly

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Ontonagon

Get out of town with these interesting Ontonagon side-trips: Quincy Mine (in Hancock), Ironwood (Michigan's Iron Belle Trail - Western Gateway Trail & Little Girls Point) and Mineral Museum of Michigan (in Houghton).

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ontonagon holiday maker tool.

San Antonio to Ontonagon is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, Ontonagon is colder than San Antonio - with highs of 73°F and lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Copper Harbor: McLain State Park (in Hancock), Calumet (Italian Hall Site & Copper Country Firefighters History Museum) and Nara Nature Park (in Houghton). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Brockway Mountain Drive, delve into the lush surroundings at Horseshoe Harbor, admire the sheer force of Eagle River Falls, and look for gifts at The Jampot.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Copper Harbor trip planner.

Getting from Ontonagon to Copper Harbor by car takes about 2 hours. August in Copper Harbor sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Paradise

Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. On the 12th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, then explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls, and then admire the majestic nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Point Iroquois Lighthouse, browse the exhibits of Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, and then see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Paradise trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Copper Harbor to Paradise takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Copper Harbor in August, Paradise is little chillier at night with lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Mackinac Island is known for nature, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Paradise in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 59°F in Mackinac Island. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

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Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Explore Saint Ignace's surroundings by going to GarLyn Zoological Park (in Naubinway) and Sault Ste. Marie (Museum Ship Valley Camp, Tower of History, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, delve into the mystery of Mystery Spot, walk around Bridge View Park, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Ojibwa Culture.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Saint Ignace vacation builder website.

Ride a ferry from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Saint Ignace can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Garden.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Garden

Garden is a village in Delta County of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): do a tasting at Garden Bay Winery, then immerse yourself in nature at Fayette Historic State Park, and then steep yourself in history at Historical Village Fayette Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Garden trip builder website.

You can drive from Saint Ignace to Garden in 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Saint Ignace in August since evenings lows in Garden dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Garden

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wineries

Side Trip

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Munising

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munising: Newberry (Tahquamenon Logging Museum & Oswald's Bear Ranch), Manistique (Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring), Palms Book State Park, &more) and Sable Falls (in Grand Marais). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, putt your heart out at Miners Falls Mini Golf, admire the sheer force of Spray Falls, and kick back and relax at Sand Point Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Munising tour builder.

Traveling by car from Garden to Munising takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Munising are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Marquette

Marquette is a city in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marquette: Iron Mountain Iron Mine (in Vulcan), Iron Mountain (U.P. Veterans Memorial & Fumee Lake Natural Area) and Michigamme Historical Museum (in Michigamme). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park, relax in the rural setting at Jilbert Dairy, admire the sheer force of Lower Silver Falls, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain.

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

Traveling by car from Munising to Marquette takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Marquette can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Upper Peninsula travel guide

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Waterfalls · Geologic Formations · State Parks
Natural attractions steal the show on an Upper Peninsula vacation. Michigan's sparsely populated northern region is famous for its extensive shoreline along the Great Lakes and thick swathes of protected forest. Many of the region's waterways feature dramatic cascades, and a history of volcanic activity has created a wealth of interesting rock formations and colorful mineral deposits. Wildlife spotting remains a top reason to take a trip to Upper Peninsula, with deer, bears, wolves, and porcupines all easily seen in the area's pristine wilderness.