40 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

40 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 6 nights
Ferry to St Ignace, Drive to Paradise
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Paradise
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sault Ste. Marie
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grand Marais
— 3 nights
Drive
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Munising
— 6 nights
Drive
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Marquette
— 6 nights
Drive
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Copper Harbor
— 3 nights
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Ontonagon
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ironwood
— 4 nights
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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 Fort Holmes, visit a coastal fixture at Round Island Lighthouse, and get engrossed in the history at Fort Mackinac.

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Milwaukee to Mackinac Island is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Milwaukee to Mackinac Island, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Mackinac Island is a bit cooler than Milwaukee - with highs of 73°F and lows of 58°F. On the 27th (Sat), you'll travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Golf

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Paradise

Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park and then explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls. On the next day, look and learn at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Paradise online route planner.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Mackinac Island in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Paradise, with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks · Museums · Nature · Childrens Museums

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Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Explore Sault Ste. Marie's surroundings by going to Point Iroquois Lighthouse (in Brimley), Saint Ignace (Mackinac Bridge, Museum of Ojibwa Culture, &more) and Crisp Point Lighthouse (in Newberry). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, take an in-depth tour of River of History Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Name of Mary Church, and tour the pleasant surroundings at George Kemp Marina.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read Sault Ste. Marie trip planner.

Getting from Paradise to Sault Ste. Marie by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Sault Ste. Marie are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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Grand Marais

Grand Marais is an unincorporated community in Burt Township, Alger County in the U.S. Go for a jaunt from Grand Marais to Seney to see Seney National Wildlife Refuge about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Log Slide Overlook, walk around Bayshore Park, enjoy the sand and surf at 12-Mile Beach, and head outdoors with Sable Falls.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Marais day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sault Ste. Marie to Grand Marais takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Grand Marais can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

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Munising

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Explore Munising's surroundings by going to Manistique (Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring), Palms Book State Park, &more) and Fayette Historic State Park (in Garden). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls, and get engrossed in the history at Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Munising online trip builder.

You can drive from Grand Marais to Munising in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Marquette

Marquette is a city in the U.S. Explore Marquette's surroundings by going to Big Bay (Thomas Rock Scenic Overlook & Yellow Dog Falls) and Van Riper State Park (in Champion). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park, take a stroll through Downtown Marquette, see the interesting displays at Michigan Iron Industry Museum, and explore the activities along Dead River Falls.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Marquette online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Munising to Marquette takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Copper Harbor: Copper World (in Calumet), Hancock (Quincy Mine & McLain State Park) and Perkins County Park (in Big Bay). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Mineral Museum of Michigan, explore and take pictures at Brockway Mountain Drive, admire the sheer force of Haven Waterfalls and Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The trail to Copper Harbor.

To find out how to plan a trip to Copper Harbor, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Marquette to Copper Harbor takes 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Ontonagon

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ontonagon: Lower Silver Falls (in Baraga), North Country Trail (aka Canyon Falls Trail) (in L'Anse) and Sylvania Wilderness (in Watersmeet).

Find out how to plan Ontonagon trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Copper Harbor to Ontonagon takes 2 hours. August in Ontonagon sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ironwood.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Ironwood

Ironwood is a city in Gogebic County in the U.S. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Black River Harbor Recreation Area, stroll around Little Girls Point, browse the collection at Ironwood Carnegie Library, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Michigan's Iron Belle Trail - Western Gateway Trail.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ironwood itinerary website.

You can drive from Ontonagon to Ironwood in 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ontonagon to Ironwood. In August, daytime highs in Ironwood are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ironwood

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

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.