31 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

31 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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Ontonagon
— 3 nights
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Hancock
— 1 night
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Copper Harbor
— 3 nights
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Marquette
— 4 nights
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Munising
— 5 nights
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Rapid River
— 1 night
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Manistique
— 3 nights
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Sault Ste. Marie
— 3 nights
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Paradise
— 2 nights
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Mackinac Island
— 5 nights
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Ontonagon

Get some cultural insight at Old Victoria Restoration and Ontonagon Lighthouse. Get in touch with nature at Porcupine Mountains State Park and Bond Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Copper Peak (in Ironwood) and Lake Gogebic State Park (in Marenisco).

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ontonagon trip itinerary builder tool.

Kalamazoo to Ontonagon is an approximately 9.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In June, Ontonagon is slightly colder than Kalamazoo - with highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hancock.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Hancock

Hancock is a city in Houghton County, Michigan, United States and is located on Copper Island, which is part of the Keweenaw Peninsula, on the Keweenaw Waterway directly opposite Houghton, Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Mineral Museum of Michigan, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Nature Park, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Quincy Mine.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hancock online visit planner.

You can drive from Ontonagon to Hancock in an hour. June in Hancock sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Hancock

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. Step out of the city life by going to Brockway Mountain Drive and Copper Harbor Bike Trail System. Venture out of the city with trips to Jacob's Falls (in Eagle River) and The Jampot (in Eagle Harbor). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary, explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Harbor, get a taste of local nightlife at Brickside Brewery, and look for gifts at Swede's Gift Shop & Keweenaw Minerals.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Copper Harbor trip planner.

You can drive from Hancock to Copper Harbor in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Marquette.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Marquette

Marquette is a city in the U.S. Get a sense of the local culture at Lakenenland Sculpture Park and Downtown Marquette. Get in touch with nature at Presque Isle Park and Marquette Golf Club. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, contemplate the waterfront views at Dead River Falls, look for gifts at Touch of Finland, and relax in the rural setting at Jilbert Dairy.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Marquette travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Copper Harbor to Marquette in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Marquette are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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Munising

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Get in touch with nature at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Miners Falls. Change things up with these side-trips from Munising: Grand Marais (Sable Falls, Log Slide Overlook, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, admire the sheer force of Alger Falls, stop by Open Wings Pottery & Gallery, and glide through natural beauty at Valley Spur.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Munising vacation builder website.

You can drive from Marquette to Munising in 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 (Sat) so you can travel to Rapid River.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Rapid River

Rapid River is an unincorporated community in Masonville Township, Delta County in the U.S. On the 8th (Sun), ski along the peaceful trails at Days River Natural Trail and then steep yourself in history at Peninsula Point Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rapid River trip planner.

Traveling by car from Munising to Rapid River takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Rapid River can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Manistique.

Things to do in Rapid River

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Manistique

Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fayette Historic State Park and Seul Choix Point Lighthouse. Get outdoors at Palms Book State Park and The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk. Get out of town with these interesting Manistique side-trips: Historical Village Fayette Park (in Garden) and Seney National Wildlife Refuge (in Seney). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) and stop by The Mustard Seed.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Manistique online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Rapid River to Manistique takes an hour. In July, daytime highs in Manistique are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Your inner history buff will appreciate Point Iroquois Lighthouse and Water Street Historic Block. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum Ship Valley Camp and 1668 Winery & Lockside Brewery. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower of History, sample the tasty concoctions at Soo Brewing Company, and take in the views from Sault Ste Marie International Bridge.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sault Ste. Marie online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Manistique to Sault Ste. Marie takes 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Sault Ste. Marie can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Historic Sites · Golf · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Paradise

Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Oswald's Bear Ranch and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, then examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Paradise trip planner.

You can drive from Sault Ste. Marie to Paradise in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Get outdoors at Mackinac Island State Park and Horseback Riding Tours. Visit Fort Mackinac and Round Island Lighthouse for their historical value. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, make a trip to Is It You Spot From Somewhere in Time Movie!, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mackinac Island itinerary planner.

You can 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 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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.