3 days in Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula & Rapid River Itinerary

3 days in Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula & Rapid River Itinerary

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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Duluth International Airport, Drive to Ironwood
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Ironwood
— 1 day
Drive
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Rapid River
— 1 night
Drive
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Copper Harbor
— 1 night
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Drive to Houghton County Memorial Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City

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Ironwood

— 1 day
Ironwood is a city in Gogebic County in the U.S. state of Michigan, about 18mi south of Lake Superior. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Copper Peak, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Black River Harbor Recreation Area, then pause for some photo ops at Downtown Miners Mural, and finally hike along Michigan's Iron Belle Trail - Western Gateway Trail.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ironwood trip planner.

New York City to Ironwood is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Ironwood is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in July; daily highs in Ironwood reach 75°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rapid River.

Things to do in Ironwood

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails
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Rapid River

— 1 night
Rapid River is an unincorporated community in Masonville Township, Delta County in the U.S. state of Michigan.It is situated on the northern end of the Little Bay de Noc at, between the mouths of the Tacoosh and Rapid rivers with the mouth of the Whitefish River just to the east. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Peninsula Point Lighthouse, then get engrossed in the history at Delta County Historical Museum, and then glide through natural beauty at Days River Natural Trail.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rapid River trip app.

Traveling by car from Ironwood to Rapid River takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Ironwood to Rapid River, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Rapid River sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Rapid River

Historic Sites · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Museums

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Copper Harbor

— 1 night
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 31st (Sat), explore the landscape on two wheels at The trail to Copper Harbor and then admire the sheer force of Eagle River Falls.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Copper Harbor online route planner.

Getting from Rapid River to Copper Harbor by car takes about 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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