42 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

42 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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Copper Harbor
— 3 nights
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Ontonagon
— 5 nights
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Ironwood
— 3 nights
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Escanaba
— 2 nights
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Marquette
— 6 nights
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Munising
— 6 nights
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Grand Marais
— 2 nights
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Paradise
— 2 nights
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Mackinac Island
— 7 nights
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Saint Ignace
— 4 nights

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Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor ©
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. Take a break from Copper Harbor with a short trip to The Jampot in Eagle Harbor, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: cruise along Brockway Mountain Drive, delve into the lush surroundings at Horseshoe Harbor, admire the sheer force of Eagle River Falls, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Copper Harbor Bike Trail System.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Copper Harbor trip itinerary site.

Metzingen, Germany to Copper Harbor is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Metzingen to Copper Harbor. October in Copper Harbor sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ontonagon.

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Scenic Drive
Brockway Mountain Drive
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Gift & Specialty Shop
The Jampot
4.6

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Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ontonagon: North Country Trail (aka Canyon Falls Trail) (in L'Anse), Mineral Museum of Michigan (in Houghton) and Hancock (Quincy Smelter, Mont Ripley, &more).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ontonagon trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Copper Harbor to Ontonagon in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in October, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ironwood.

Things to do in Ontonagon

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Ironwood

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. And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Copper Peak, stroll around Miners Memorial Heritage Park, pause for some photo ops at Downtown Miners Mural, and glide through natural beauty at ABR Trails.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ironwood trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Ontonagon to Ironwood takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ontonagon to Ironwood is minus 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Ironwood can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Escanaba.

Things to do in Ironwood

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife
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Escanaba

Escanaba ©
Escanaba is a port city in Delta County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Historical Village Fayette Park, immerse yourself in nature at Fayette Historic State Park, and then steep yourself in history at Peninsula Point Lighthouse. On the next day, experience rural life at Pelegrini's Strawberry Farm, get engrossed in the history at Delta County Historical Museum, and then do a tasting at Leigh's Garden Winery.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Escanaba tour builder app.

Drive from Ironwood to Escanaba in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October in Escanaba, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Escanaba

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Wineries

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Winery / Vineyard
Leigh's Garden Winery
4.9

6
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Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Explore Marquette's surroundings by going to Fumee Falls (in Quinnesec), Thomas Rock Scenic Overlook (in Big Bay) and Iron Mountain (U.P. Veterans Memorial & Immaculate Conception Church Iron Mountain). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hogback Mountain, trek along Iron Ore Heritage Trail, and examine the collection at Michigan Iron Industry Museum.

Start your trip to Marquette by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Escanaba to Marquette in 1.5 hours. In October in Marquette, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Munising.

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State Park
Presque Isle Park
4.8

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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. Venture out of the city with trips to Manistique (Thompson State Fish Hatchery, Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring), &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, get engrossed in the history at Alger County Heritage Center, take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Munising tour planner.

You can drive from Marquette to Munising in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Marquette in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Munising, with lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Grand Marais.

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Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is an unincorporated community in Burt Township, Alger County in the U.S. On the 11th (Wed), get outside with Sable Falls, go for a walk through Log Slide Overlook, then see the interesting displays at Pickle Barrel House Museum, and finally stroll around Bayshore Park. On the next day, enjoy the sea views from Crisp Point Lighthouse and then identify plant and animal life at Seney National Wildlife Refuge.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, use the Grand Marais trip maker.

Traveling by car from Munising to Grand Marais takes 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Grand Marais can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Paradise.

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Scenic Walking Area
Log Slide Overlook
4.8

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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 13th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and then visit a coastal fixture at Point Iroquois Lighthouse.

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

Traveling by car from Grand Marais to Paradise takes 2 hours. In November in Paradise, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

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Water Body
Tahquamenon Falls
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Specialty Museum
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
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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: explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, don't miss a visit to Is It You Spot From Somewhere in Time Movie!, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mackinac Island holiday planner.

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 November in Mackinac Island, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Saint Ignace.

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Arch Rock
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Military Museum
Fort Mackinac
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Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Get out of town with these interesting Saint Ignace side-trips: Sault Ste. Marie (Bird's Eye Outfitters, Soo Locks, &more) and Whitefish Bay National Forest Scenic Byway (in Brimley). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, walk around Bridge View Park, take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Saint Ignace trip maker website.

Ride a ferry from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace in an hour. In November in Saint Ignace, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Museums

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Landmark
Soo Locks
4.7

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