51 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

51 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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Marquette
— 6 nights
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Copper Harbor
— 4 nights
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Ontonagon
— 5 nights
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Iron Mountain
— 3 nights
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Escanaba
— 4 nights
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Munising
— 8 nights
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Grand Marais
— 4 nights
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Sault Ste. Marie
— 5 nights
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Paradise
— 2 nights
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Mackinac Island
— 9 nights

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Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marquette: Thomas Rock Scenic Overlook (in Big Bay), Lower Silver Falls (in Baraga) and Van Riper State Park (in Champion). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park, explore the galleries of Lakenenland Sculpture Park, see the interesting displays at Michigan Iron Industry Museum, and take a stroll through Downtown Marquette.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Marquette trip planner.

Detroit to Marquette is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Detroit in October: high temperatures in Marquette hover around 53°F and lows are around 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

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State Park
Presque Isle Park
4.8

4
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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. Change things up with these side-trips from Copper Harbor: Hungarian Falls (in Hubbell), McLain State Park (in Hancock) and The Jampot (in Eagle Harbor). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Brockway Mountain Drive, get engrossed in the history at Houghton County Historical Museum Complex, tour the pleasant surroundings at Copper Harbor Bike Trail System, and delve into the lush surroundings at Horseshoe Harbor.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Copper Harbor route builder site.

Drive from Marquette to Copper Harbor in 3 hours. Traveling from Marquette in October, Copper Harbor is a bit warmer at night with lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

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Scenic Drive
Brockway Mountain Drive
4.8
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Gift & Specialty Shop
The Jampot
4.6

5
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Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Explore Ontonagon's surroundings by going to Hancock (Quincy Smelter & Mont Ripley), Mineral Museum of Michigan (in Houghton) and Ironwood (Copper Peak & Black River Harbor Recreation Area).

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ontonagon trip planner.

Getting from Copper Harbor to Ontonagon by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in October, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Iron Mountain.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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3
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Iron Mountain

Iron Mountain ©
Iron Mountain is a city in the U.S. Go for a jaunt from Iron Mountain to Caspian to see Iron County Historical Museum about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to U.P. Veterans Memorial, identify plant and animal life at Fumee Lake Natural Area, see the interesting displays at WWII Glider & Military Museum, and stop by Rainbow Gifts and Yarn.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Iron Mountain trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Ontonagon to Iron Mountain in 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Iron Mountain are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Escanaba.

Things to do in Iron Mountain

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

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Waterfall
Fumee Falls
4.9
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Specialty Museum
Iron County Historical Museum
4.9
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Rainbow Gifts and Yarn
4.9

4
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Escanaba

Escanaba ©
Escanaba is a port city in Delta County in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Escanaba side-trips: Garden (Historical Village Fayette Park & Fayette Historic State Park) and Menominee (Menominee Marina, Menominee County Historical Society Heritage Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: relax in the rural setting at Pelegrini's Strawberry Farm, enjoy the sea views from Sand Point Lighthouse, walk around Ludington Park, and contemplate the long history of Peninsula Point Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Escanaba itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Iron Mountain to Escanaba takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Escanaba can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Munising.

Things to do in Escanaba

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

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Winery / Vineyard
Leigh's Garden Winery
4.9

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 (Palms Book State Park, Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring), &more). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, get engrossed in the history at Alger County Heritage Center, explore the activities along Chapel Rock and Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Laughing Whitefish Falls.

For maps and more tourist information, read Munising driving holiday app.

Traveling by car from Escanaba to Munising takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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4
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Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is an unincorporated community in Burt Township, Alger County in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Grand Marais side-trips: Nature's Kennel Sled Dog Racing and Adventures (in McMillan), Seney National Wildlife Refuge (in Seney) and Newberry (Newberry Country Club, Oswald's Bear Ranch, &more). There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Log Slide Overlook, stroll around Woodland Park, make a trip to Au Sable Light Station, and get outside with Sable Falls.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Grand Marais trip planner.

You can drive from Munising to Grand Marais in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Grand Marais are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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Scenic Walking Area
Log Slide Overlook
4.8

5
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Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie ©
Sault Ste. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sault Ste. Marie: Saint Ignace (Castle Rock, Bridge View Park, &more) and Point Iroquois Lighthouse (in Brimley). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Soo Locks, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Name of Mary Church, try your luck at Bay Mills Resort & Casinos, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Museum Ship Valley Camp.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sault Ste. Marie trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Grand Marais to Sault Ste. Marie takes 2 hours. November in Sault Ste. Marie sees daily highs of 42°F and lows of 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive

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Landmark
Soo Locks
4.7

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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 11th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and then see the sky in a new way at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Paradise fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Sault Ste. Marie to Paradise in 1.5 hours. November in Paradise sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 27°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums
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Water Body
Tahquamenon Falls
4.8
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Specialty Museum
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
4.5

9
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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: take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes.

For maps and tourist information, use the Mackinac Island trip planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In November, plan for daily highs up to 42°F, and evening lows to 32°F. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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Must see
Arch Rock
4.7
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Military Museum
Fort Mackinac
4.6

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