5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula trip planner

Make it your trip
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Drive to Kansas City International Airport, Fly to Houghton County Memorial Airport, Drive to Copper Harbor
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Copper Harbor
— 1 night
Drive
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Paradise
— 1 night
Drive to St Ignace, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry
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Saint Ignace
— 1 night
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Bus to Kinross, MI, Taxi to Sault Ste Marie, Fly to Kansas City

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Copper Harbor

— 1 night
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. On the 8th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary and then enjoy the sea views from Fort Wilkins State Park. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Jacob's Falls, enjoy the sea views from Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums, and then stroll through Copper Harbor Bike Trail System.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Copper Harbor online journey planner.

Kansas City to Copper Harbor is an approximately 7-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In August, Copper Harbor is little chillier than Kansas City - with highs of 71°F and lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Paradise

— 1 night
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Your day by day itinerary now includes Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore as well as Tahquamenon Falls State Park. On the 10th (Tue), explore the activities along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, see the sky in a new way at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, then explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Paradise online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Copper Harbor to Paradise by car takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Copper Harbor in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Paradise, with lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, then make a trip to Fort Holmes, and finally contemplate the long history of Biddle House.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Paradise in August, Mackinac Island is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature

Saint Ignace

— 1 night
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Straits State Park, admire the striking features of Indian Village, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Fort de Baude Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Saint Ignace trip itinerary maker website.

Ride a ferry from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace in an hour. August in Saint Ignace sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

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.