32 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

32 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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32 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Tampa, Florida
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Iron Mountain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Ontonagon
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Copper Harbor
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Marquette
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Munising
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Grand Marais
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Paradise
— 3 nights
Drive + Ferry:  2​h
8
Mackinac Island
— 4 nights
Ferry:  15​min
9
Saint Ignace
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Tampa, Florida

2
nights
Iron Mountain

Iron Mountain ©
Iron Mountain is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): go deep underground at Iron Mountain Iron Mine, stroll through Piers Gorge Trail, then make a trip to U.P. Veterans Memorial, and finally browse the collection at Dickinson County Library. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Iron County Historical Museum, go deep underground at Chapin Mine Pit, then admire the sheer force of Fumee Falls, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Church Iron Mountain.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Iron Mountain trip simple and quick.

Tampa to Iron Mountain is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tampa to Iron Mountain. Traveling from Tampa in June, you will find days in Iron Mountain are a bit cooler (75°F), and nights are much colder (51°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Iron Mountain

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Iron County Historical Museum, Iron Mountain Iron Mine, Piers Gorge Trail, Fumee Falls
Highlights from your plan
Fumee Falls ©
Fumee Falls
Iron Mountain Iron Mine ©
Iron Mountain Iron Mine
Iron County Historical Museum ©
Iron County Historical Museum

4
nights
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ontonagon: Copper World (in Calumet), Mineral Museum of Michigan (in Houghton) and Hungarian Falls (in Hubbell). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Bond Falls, delve into the lush surroundings at Porcupine Mountains State Park, identify plant and animal life at Black River Harbor Recreation Area, and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Adventure Mining Company.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ontonagon trip maker site .

Getting from Iron Mountain to Ontonagon by car takes about 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Iron Mountain to Ontonagon is 1 hour. Traveling from Iron Mountain in June, expect nights in Ontonagon to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are slightly colder, around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ironwood, Copper World, Quincy Mine, Hungarian Falls, Adventure Mining Company
Highlights from your plan
Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Adventure Mining Company ©
Adventure Mining Company
Mineral Museum of Michigan ©
Mineral Museum of Michigan

3
nights
Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor ©
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Copper Harbor side-trips: Central Mine (in Mohawk) and The Jampot (in Eagle Harbor). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Brockway Mountain Drive, visit a coastal fixture at Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums, grab your bike and head to Copper Harbor Bike Trail System, and stroll around Hunter's Point Park.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Copper Harbor attractions planner.

Getting from Ontonagon to Copper Harbor by car takes about 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Copper Harbor are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Marquette.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Eagle Harbor, Central Mine
Highlights from your plan
Fort Wilkins State Park ©
Fort Wilkins State Park
Into the Woods Mini Golf and Gardens ©
Hunter's Point Park ©
Hunter's Point Park

4
nights
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Explore Marquette's surroundings by going to Manistique (Palms Book State Park & Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)) and Garden (Historical Village Fayette Park & Fayette Historic State Park). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park, view the masterpieces at Lakenenland Sculpture Park, relax in the rural setting at Jilbert Dairy, and see the interesting displays at Marquette Regional History Center.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Marquette day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Copper Harbor to Marquette takes 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Marquette can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Manistique, Garden
Highlights from your plan
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) ©
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

4
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Munising is known for nature, adventure, beaches, outdoors, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls, kick back and relax at Sand Point Beach, and delve into the lush surroundings at Hiawatha National Forest.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Munising tour planning tool .

Drive from Marquette to Munising in an hour. July in Munising sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Miners Falls ©
Miners Falls

3
nights
Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is an unincorporated community in Burt Township, Alger County in the U.S. Change things up with a short trip to Seney National Wildlife Refuge in Seney (about 50 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Log Slide Overlook, admire the sheer force of Chapel Falls, get outside with Sable Falls, and stroll around Bayshore Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Grand Marais holiday maker .

You can drive from Munising to Grand Marais in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Grand Marais can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Seney National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Seney National Wildlife Refuge ©
Seney National Wildlife Refuge
Log Slide Overlook ©
Log Slide Overlook
Sable Falls ©
Sable Falls

3
nights
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paradise: Newberry (Crisp Point Lighthouse, Oswald's Bear Ranch, & more) and Point Iroquois Lighthouse (in Sault Ste. Marie). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park, take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Paradise trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Grand Marais to Paradise takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Paradise can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Newberry, Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Oswald's Bear Ranch ©
Oswald's Bear Ranch

4
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Mackinac Island is known for nature, museums, wildlife, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, don't miss a visit to Is It You Spot From Somewhere in Time Movie!, explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and tee off at Jewel Golf Course.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Mackinac Island day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in Mackinac Island, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

4
nights
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint Ignace: Manistique (The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk & Thompson State Fish Hatchery) and Sault Ste. Marie (Soo Locks, Riverstone Gallery, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock, examine the collection at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and admire the majestic nature at Straits State Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Ignace road trip website .

Saint Ignace is just a stone's throw from Mackinac Island. In July in Saint Ignace, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Sault Ste. Marie, Manistique
Highlights from your plan
Bridge View Park ©
Bridge View Park
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge

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