4 days in Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula Itinerary

4 days in Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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4 days in Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Springfield
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Springfield


Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Overlook, explore the activities along Lake of the Clouds, and then stroll through Porcupine Mountains State Park.

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Springfield to Ontonagon is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Springfield to Ontonagon. Traveling from Springfield in July, things will get a bit cooler in Ontonagon: highs are around 75°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Calumet.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Lake of the Clouds ©
Lake of the Clouds
Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State Park


Calumet ©
Calumet is a village in Calumet Township, Houghton County, in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): look for gifts at The Jampot, then take a memorable drive along Brockway Mountain Drive, and then enjoy the sea views from Fort Wilkins State Park. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Italian Hall Site, then immerse yourself in nature at McLain State Park, then contemplate the long history of Quincy Mine, and finally see the interesting displays at Mineral Museum of Michigan.

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Traveling by car from Ontonagon to Calumet takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Calumet can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Calumet

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hancock, Copper Harbor, The Jampot, Mineral Museum of Michigan
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The Jampot ©
The Jampot
Brockway Mountain Drive ©
Brockway Mountain Drive
Mineral Museum of Michigan ©
Mineral Museum of Michigan