5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula travel route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Marquette
Drive
2
Houghton
— 1 night
Drive
3
Munising
— 3 nights
Taxi to Marquette, Fly to Chicago O'Hare

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Marquette

Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): stroll around Presque Isle Park.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Marquette road trip planner.

Chicago to Marquette is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Marquette due to the time zone difference. In August, Marquette is slightly colder than Chicago - with highs of 73°F and lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Houghton.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Houghton

— 1 night
Houghton is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Mineral Museum of Michigan, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Quincy Mine, then admire the sheer force of Hungarian Falls, and finally get engrossed in the history at Houghton County Historical Museum Complex.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Houghton trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Marquette to Houghton by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Houghton

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Munising

— 3 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Get in touch with nature at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Miners Castle Rock. Kids will appreciate attractions like Sand Point Beach and Hiawatha National Forest. Explore Munising's surroundings by going to Fayette Historic State Park (in Garden) and Palms Book State Park (in Manistique). There's more to do: stop by Open Wings Pottery & Gallery.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Munising travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Houghton to Munising in 3 hours. August in Munising sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.