29 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

29 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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Marquette
— 3 nights
Fly to Houghton County Memorial Airport, Drive to Calumet
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Calumet
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ontonagon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ironwood
— 3 nights
Drive
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Iron Mountain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Munising
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Marais
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sault Ste. Marie
— 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 to Mackinaw, Fly to New York City

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Marquette

— 3 nights
Marquette is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Marquette County. Get out of town with these interesting Marquette side-trips: Days River Natural Trail (in Gladstone) and Historical Village Fayette Park (in Garden). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, trek along Iron Ore Heritage Trail, see the interesting displays at Marquette Regional History Center, and stroll through Presque Isle Park.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Marquette travel route planning website.

New York City to Marquette is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in February, things will get much colder in Marquette: highs are around 22°F and lows about 5°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Calumet.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Calumet

— 3 nights
Calumet is a village in Calumet Township, Houghton County, in the U.S. state of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, that was once at the center of the mining industry of the Upper Peninsula. Get out of town with these interesting Calumet side-trips: Lower Silver Falls (in Baraga), Hanka Homestead Museum (in Pelkie) and Eagle River Falls (in Eagle River). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Mineral Museum of Michigan, take in the dramatic scenery at Hungarian Falls, glide through natural beauty at Swedetown Ski Trails, and stop by Copper World.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Calumet trip itinerary builder app.

Explore your travel options from Marquette to Calumet with the Route module. In February in Calumet, expect temperatures between 21°F during the day and 8°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Calumet

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ontonagon

— 3 nights
Ontonagon is known for nature, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a peaceful walk through Porcupine Mountains State Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Overlook, take in the dramatic scenery at Bond Falls, and hit the slopes at Porcupine Mountains Ski Area.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ontonagon travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Calumet to Ontonagon in 1.5 hours. In February in Ontonagon, expect temperatures between 21°F during the day and 8°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ironwood.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Ironwood

— 3 nights
Ironwood is a city in Gogebic County in the U.S. state of Michigan, about 18mi south of Lake Superior. Ironwood is known for winter sports, parks, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ski along the peaceful trails at ABR Trails, fly down the slopes at Copper Peak, stroll around Miners Memorial Heritage Park, and grab your bike and head to Michigan's Iron Belle Trail - Western Gateway Trail.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ironwood trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ontonagon to Ironwood takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Ontonagon to Ironwood, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, daytime highs in Ironwood are 22°F, while nighttime lows are 6°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Iron Mountain.

Things to do in Ironwood

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

Iron Mountain

— 2 nights
Iron Mountain is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 14th (Fri), hike along Fumee Lake Natural Area, then stop by Rainbow Gifts and Yarn, then learn about all things military at WWII Glider & Military Museum, and finally make a trip to U.P. Veterans Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Piers Gorge Trail, steep yourself in history at Chapin Mine Pit, browse the collection at Dickinson County Library, then hit the slopes at Pine Mountain, and finally make a trip to Immaculate Conception Church Iron Mountain.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Iron Mountain trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Ironwood to Iron Mountain takes 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 24°F, and evening lows to 5°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Iron Mountain

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Shopping

Side Trip

Munising

— 3 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Munising is known for nature, adventure, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, explore the fascinating underground world of Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge, look for gifts at UP-Scale Art, and admire the sheer force of Tannery Falls.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Munising trip planner.

Getting from Iron Mountain to Munising by car takes about 2.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Iron Mountain to Munising due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Iron Mountain in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Munising, with lows around 11°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Marais

— 2 nights
Grand Marais is an unincorporated community in Burt Township, Alger County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 19th (Wed), stroll around Bayshore Park, see the interesting displays at Pickle Barrel House Museum, then don't miss a visit to Au Sable Light Station, and finally head outdoors with Sable Falls. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Woodland Park and then get engrossed in the history at Gitche Gumee Agate and History Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Grand Marais trip planner.

Traveling by car from Munising to Grand Marais takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Munising in February, Grand Marais is a bit cooler at night with lows of 6°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Sault Ste. Marie

— 3 nights
Sault Ste. Change things up with these side-trips from Sault Ste. Marie: Point Iroquois Lighthouse (in Brimley) and Saint Ignace (Manley’s Fish Market, Mackinac Bridge, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Soo Locks, gain insight at Lake Superior State University, play a few rounds at Wild Bluff Golf Course, and snap pictures at Sault Ste Marie International Bridge.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sault Ste. Marie sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Marais to Sault Ste. Marie takes 2 hours. February in Sault Ste. Marie sees daily highs of 24°F and lows of 7°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Paradise

— 2 nights
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. state of Michigan.Paradise is on the northeastern portion of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, on the western side of Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior, about 60mi by road from Sault Ste. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): see the sky in a new way at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Tahquamenon Logging Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Paradise trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Sault Ste. Marie to Paradise in 1.5 hours. February in Paradise sees daily highs of 22°F and lows of 6°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Mackinac Island

— 4 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Mackinac Island is known for nature, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and enjoy the sea views from Round Island Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mackinac Island trip planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 24°F in February, and nighttime lows around 11°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Upper Peninsula travel guide

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Waterfalls · State Parks · Geologic Formations
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.