45 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

45 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula trip planner
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Fly to Chippewa County International Airport, Drive to Brimley
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Brimley
— 4 nights
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Grand Marais
— 4 nights
Drive
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Munising
— 9 nights
Drive
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Marquette
— 6 nights
Drive
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Iron Mountain
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ontonagon
— 4 nights
Drive
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Copper Harbor
— 4 nights
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Mackinac Island
— 9 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Kansas City

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Brimley — 4 nights

Superior Township is a civil township of Chippewa County in the U.S. state of Michigan. You've now added Point Iroquois Lighthouse to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brimley: Paradise (Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Tahquamenon Falls, &more) and GarLyn Zoological Park (in Naubinway). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Whitefish Bay National Forest Scenic Byway, try your luck at Bay Mills Resort & Casinos, and play a few rounds at Wild Bluff Golf Course.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Brimley trip planner.

Kansas City to Brimley is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Kansas City to Brimley, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Brimley can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Marais.
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Side Trips

Grand Marais — 4 nights

Grand Marais is an unincorporated community in Burt Township, Alger County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Change things up with these side-trips from Grand Marais: Newberry (Oswald's Bear Ranch & Crisp Point Lighthouse) and Seney National Wildlife Refuge (in Seney). The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Log Slide Overlook, don't miss a visit to Au Sable Light Station, get outside with Sable Falls, and walk around Bayshore Park.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Marais road trip planning website.

You can drive from Brimley to Grand Marais in 2 hours. June in Grand Marais sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Munising.
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Munising — 9 nights

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munising: Garden (Historical Village Fayette Park & Fayette Historic State Park), Seul Choix Point Lighthouse (in Gulliver) and Manistique (Palms Book State Park, Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring), &more). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls, and kick back and relax at Sand Point Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Munising driving holiday app.

You can drive from Grand Marais to Munising in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Marquette.
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Marquette — 6 nights

Marquette is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Marquette County. When in Marquette, make a side trip to see Thomas Rock Scenic Overlook in Big Bay, approximately Big Bay away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park, experience rural life at Jilbert Dairy, contemplate the waterfront views at Dead River Falls, and examine the collection at Michigan Iron Industry Museum.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Marquette holiday tool.

Getting from Munising to Marquette by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Iron Mountain.
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Iron Mountain — 4 nights

Iron Mountain is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. Explore Iron Mountain's surroundings by going to DeYoung Family Zoo (in Wallace), Great Lakes Memorial Marina Park (in Menominee) and Escanaba (Delta County Historical Museum & Sand Point Lighthouse). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to U.P. Veterans Memorial, go deep underground at Iron Mountain Iron Mine, and take in the dramatic scenery at Fumee Falls.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Iron Mountain online tour planner.

Drive from Marquette to Iron Mountain in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ontonagon.
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Ontonagon — 4 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to Black River Harbor Recreation Area (in Ironwood), Mineral Museum of Michigan (in Houghton) and Quincy Mine (in Hancock).

To plan Ontonagon vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Iron Mountain to Ontonagon in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Iron Mountain to Ontonagon is 1 hour. Traveling from Iron Mountain in July, expect nights in Ontonagon to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are little chillier, around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Copper Harbor.
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Copper Harbor — 4 nights

Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Copper Harbor: Nara Nature Park (in Houghton) and The Jampot (in Eagle Harbor). There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Brockway Mountain Drive, admire the majestic nature at Fort Wilkins State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Copper Harbor Bike Trail System, and stroll around Hunter's Point Park.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Copper Harbor trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Ontonagon to Copper Harbor takes 2 hours. In July in Copper Harbor, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.
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Mackinac Island — 9 nights

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Mackinac Island is known for nature, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mackinac Island holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Copper Harbor to Mackinac Island with the Route module. In July, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Upper Peninsula travel guide

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Waterfalls · State Parks · Geologic Formations
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.
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