36 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

36 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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Munising
— 4 nights
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Paradise
— 2 nights
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Mackinac Island
— 4 nights
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Sault Ste. Marie
— 4 nights
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Grand Marais
— 3 nights
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Marquette
— 5 nights
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Calumet
— 2 nights
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Ontonagon
— 4 nights
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Ironwood
— 3 nights
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Iron Mountain
— 4 nights

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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, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, take a peaceful walk through Hiawatha National Forest, putt your heart out at Miners Falls Mini Golf, and glide through natural beauty at Valley Spur.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Munising sightseeing planning website.

Chicago to Munising is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in February, expect Munising to be a bit cooler, temps between 25°F and 11°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): see the sky in a new way at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, then see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Oswald's Bear Ranch, examine the collection at Tahquamenon Logging Museum, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Paradise trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Munising to Paradise takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car. Traveling from Munising in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 6°F in Paradise. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

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History Museum
Whitefish Point Light
4.7
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Specialty Museum
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
4.5

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Mackinac Island

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: admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, contemplate the long history of Biddle House, identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, and stop by Caddywampus.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mackinac Island travel route builder app.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In February, daily temperatures in Mackinac Island can reach 24°F, while at night they dip to 11°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature
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Must see
Arch Rock
4.7
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Historic Site
Biddle House
4.2

4
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Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie ©
Sault Ste. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sault Ste. Marie: Saint Ignace (Wawatam Lighthouse & Mackinac Bridge). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Name of Mary Church, take in the waterfront activity at George Kemp Marina, and snap pictures at Sault Ste Marie International Bridge.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sault Ste. Marie road trip app.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Sault Ste. Marie in 5 hours. February in Sault Ste. Marie sees daily highs of 24°F and lows of 7°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Must see
Mackinac Bridge
4.8
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Landmark
Soo Locks
4.7

3
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Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is an unincorporated community in Burt Township, Alger County in the U.S. Grand Marais is known for outdoors, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through 12-Mile Beach, don't miss a visit to Au Sable Light Station, see the interesting displays at Pickle Barrel House Museum, and go for a walk through Log Slide Overlook.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Marais travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Sault Ste. Marie to Grand Marais in 2 hours. February in Grand Marais sees daily highs of 22°F and lows of 6°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches
Highlights from your trip

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Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marquette: Historical Village Fayette Park (in Garden), Days River Natural Trail (in Gladstone) and Manistique (Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) & Palms Book State Park). There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Marquette Mountain Ski and Bike Area, relax in the rural setting at Jilbert Dairy, stroll through Iron Ore Heritage Trail, and don't miss a visit to Thomas Rock Scenic Overlook.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Marquette travel route planner.

You can drive from Grand Marais to Marquette in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°F, and evening lows to 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Calumet.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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State Park
Presque Isle Park
4.8

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Calumet

Calumet ©
Calumet is a village in Calumet Township, Houghton County, in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): look for gifts at Copper World, examine the collection at Mineral Museum of Michigan, then have some family-friendly fun at Respawn Tactical Laser Tag, and finally ski along the peaceful trails at Swedetown Ski Trails. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums, then admire the sheer force of Hungarian Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Silver Falls.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Calumet trip itinerary builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Marquette to Calumet. In March, daytime highs in Calumet are 31°F, while nighttime lows are 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Calumet

Museums · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Cross-country Ski Area
Swedetown Ski Trails
5.0
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Entertainment Center
Respawn Tactical Laser Tag
4.9

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Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Ontonagon: L'Anse (Bishop Baraga Shrine & North Country Trail (aka Canyon Falls Trail)).

Plan trip to Ontonagon with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Calumet to Ontonagon takes 1.5 hours. In March in Ontonagon, expect temperatures between 31°F during the day and 16°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ironwood.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Ironwood

Ironwood ©
Ironwood is a city in Gogebic County in the U.S. Ironwood is known for winter sports, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: fly down the slopes at Mt. Zion Ski Hill & Overlook, appreciate the history behind Downtown Miners Mural, stroll through Copper Peak, and glide through natural beauty at ABR Trails.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ironwood road trip planning tool.

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 March in Ironwood, expect temperatures between 35°F during the day and 16°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Iron Mountain.

Things to do in Ironwood

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Cross-country Ski Area
ABR Trails
5.0

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Iron Mountain

Iron Mountain ©
Iron Mountain is a city in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Iron Mountain: Au Train Point (in Au Train) and Iron County Historical Museum (in Caspian). The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Pine Mountain, learn about all things military at WWII Glider & Military Museum, trek along Piers Gorge Trail, and browse the collection at Dickinson County Library.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Iron Mountain travel route planning app.

Getting from Ironwood to Iron Mountain by car takes about 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Iron Mountain can reach 36°F, while at night they dip to 15°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Iron Mountain

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
Iron County Historical Museum
4.9

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