56 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

56 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Copper Harbor
— 6 nights
2
Ontonagon
— 6 nights
3
Iron Mountain
— 6 nights
4
Escanaba
— 5 nights
5
Marquette
— 6 nights
6
Munising
— 7 nights
7
Newberry
— 6 nights
8
Sault Ste. Marie
— 6 nights
9
Mackinac Island
— 7 nights

6
nights
Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor ©
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as Copper Harbor Bike Trail System and Fort Wilkins State Park. Museum-lovers will get to explore Mineral Museum of Michigan and Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums. Venture out of the city with trips to Hungarian Falls (in Hubbell), Hancock (McLain State Park, Quincy Mine, &more) and Houghton County Historical Museum Complex (in Lake Linden). Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring nature at Keweenaw National Historical Park. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary, admire the sheer force of Haven Waterfalls and Park, see the interesting displays at Central Mine, and look for gifts at Copper World.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Copper Harbor trip itinerary planning website.

Detroit to Copper Harbor is an approximately 10-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Detroit in May; daily highs in Copper Harbor reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hancock, Calumet, Eagle River, Hungarian Falls, Mineral Museum of Michigan
Highlights from your plan
Mineral Museum of Michigan ©
Mineral Museum of Michigan
Quincy Mine ©
Quincy Mine
Keweenaw National Historical Park ©
Keweenaw National Historical Park

6
nights
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Museum-lovers will get to explore Hanka Homestead Museum and Ironwood Historic Depot & Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Bond Falls and Black River Harbor Recreation Area. Venture out of the city with trips to Ironwood (Downtown Miners Mural, Michigan's Iron Belle Trail - Western Gateway Trail, &more), North Country Trail (aka Canyon Falls Trail) (in L'Anse) and Lake Gogebic State Park (in Marenisco).

Plan my day in Ontonagon using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Copper Harbor to Ontonagon takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Iron Mountain.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ironwood, Hanka Homestead Museum, North Country Trail (aka Canyon Falls Trail), Old Victoria Restoration, Lake Gogebic State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Ottawa National Forest ©
Ottawa National Forest
Summit Peak ©
Summit Peak

6
nights
Iron Mountain

Iron Mountain ©
Iron Mountain is a city in the U.S. Step off the beaten path and head to WWII Glider & Military Museum and Iron County Historical Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Immaculate Conception Church Iron Mountain and Chapin Mine Pit. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Iron Mountain: Bewabic State Park (in Crystal Falls), Michigamme Historical Museum (in Michigamme) and DeYoung Family Zoo (in Wallace). There's lots more to do: trek along Piers Gorge Trail, stop by Rainbow Gifts and Yarn, play a few rounds at Timberstone Golf Course, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fumee Lake Natural Area.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Iron Mountain trip builder tool.

Drive from Ontonagon to Iron Mountain in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Ontonagon to Iron Mountain, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ontonagon in June: highs in Iron Mountain hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Escanaba.

Things to do in Iron Mountain

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Norway, Bewabic State Park, Fumee Falls, Michigamme Historical Museum, Iron County Historical Museum
Highlights from your plan
WWII Glider & Military Museum ©
WWII Glider & Military Museum
Iron County Historical Museum ©
Iron County Historical Museum
Michigamme Historical Museum ©
Michigamme Historical Museum

5
nights
Escanaba

Escanaba ©
Escanaba is a port city in Delta County in the U.S. Step off the beaten path and head to Historical Village Fayette Park and Sand Point Lighthouse. Museum-lovers will get to explore Delta County Historical Museum and Menominee County Historical Society Heritage Museum. Explore Escanaba's surroundings by going to Fayette Historic State Park (in Garden), J.W. Wells State Park (in Cedar River) and Great Lakes Memorial Marina Park (in Menominee). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Peninsula Point Lighthouse, view the masterpieces at Bonifas Art Gallery, do a tasting at Leigh's Garden Winery, and relax in the rural setting at Pelegrini's Strawberry Farm.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Escanaba vacation planning site.

Getting from Iron Mountain to Escanaba by car takes about 1.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Iron Mountain to Escanaba due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Iron Mountain in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Escanaba, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Marquette.

Things to do in Escanaba

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Garden, Menominee, Days River Natural Trail, J.W. Wells State Park, Sweetgrass Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
Historical Village Fayette Park ©
Historical Village Fayette Park
Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park
Sand Point Lighthouse ©
Sand Point Lighthouse

6
nights
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as Michigan Iron Industry Museum and Downtown Marquette. Do some cultural sightseeing at Upper Peninsula Children's Museum and Marquette Maritime Museum. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Marquette Regional History Center, hike along Iron Ore Heritage Trail, admire the masterpieces at The DeVos Art Museum, and stroll around Lakenenland Sculpture Park.

Before you visit Marquette, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Escanaba to Marquette by journey takes about 1.5 hours. In June in Marquette, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Ishpeming, Yellow Dog Falls, Michigan Iron Industry Museum
Highlights from your plan
Michigan Iron Industry Museum ©
Michigan Iron Industry Museum
Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum ©
Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum
Marquette Regional History Center ©
Marquette Regional History Center

7
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Get a sense of the local culture at Alger County Heritage Center and Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sand Point Beach and Tannery Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Munising: Manistique (Palms Book State Park & The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk). Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Laughing Whitefish Falls, delve into the lush surroundings at Hiawatha National Forest, contemplate the waterfront views at Chapel Rock and Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Munising trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Marquette to Munising in an hour. In June in Munising, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Newberry.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Manistique, Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge, Kewadin Casinos - Christmas
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park
Chapel Rock and Beach ©
Chapel Rock and Beach

6
nights
Newberry

Newberry ©
Take a break from the city and head to Seney National Wildlife Refuge and Sable Falls. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Seul Choix Point Lighthouse and Crisp Point Lighthouse. Explore Newberry's surroundings by going to Grand Marais (Log Slide Overlook, Gitche Gumee Agate and History Museum, &more) and Tahquamenon Falls State Park (in Paradise).

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Newberry trip planner.

Getting from Munising to Newberry by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Newberry

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Marais, Paradise, Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Seul Choix Point Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Seney National Wildlife Refuge ©
Seney National Wildlife Refuge
Seul Choix Point Lighthouse ©
Seul Choix Point Lighthouse
Crisp Point Lighthouse ©
Crisp Point Lighthouse

6
nights
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie ©
Sault Ste. Popular historic sites such as Point Iroquois Lighthouse and Water Street Historic Block are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Whitefish Point Bird Observatory and Straits State Park. Explore Sault Ste. Marie's surroundings by going to Paradise (Whitefish Point Light & Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum) and Saint Ignace (Mackinac Bridge, Wawatam Lighthouse, &more). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Museum Ship Valley Camp, take in the waterfront activity at George Kemp Marina, take an in-depth tour of River of History Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Name of Mary Church.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sault Ste. Marie online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Newberry to Sault Ste. Marie in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Sault Ste. Marie can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint Ignace, Brimley, Paradise
Highlights from your plan
Whitefish Point Bird Observatory ©
Whitefish Point Bird Observatory
Point Iroquois Lighthouse ©
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Museum of Ojibwa Culture ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture

7
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Discover out-of-the-way places like St Anne's Catholic Church and Jewel Golf Course. Let the collections at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum and Liberty Lego Display capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and enjoy the sea views from Round Island Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island online journey planner.

You can take a bus from Sault Ste. Marie to Mackinac Island in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. On the 19th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Outdoors Parks Golf
Highlights from your plan
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Fort Holmes ©
Fort Holmes

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