60 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

60 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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60 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  8​h
1
Sault Ste. Marie
— 7 nights
bus + ferry:  3​h 45​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 7 nights
Travel:  4​h
3
Newberry
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Manistique
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Munising
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Marquette
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Iron Mountain
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Ontonagon
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Copper Harbor
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Orlando

7
nights
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie ©
Sault Ste. Change things up with these side-trips from Sault Ste. Marie: Saint Ignace (Straits State Park, Mystery Spot, & more) and Paradise (Whitefish Point Light, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, & more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Soo Locks, take in panoramic vistas at Tower of History, go for a stroll along the water at George Kemp Marina, and pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Name of Mary Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sault Ste. Marie online trip planner .

Orlando to Sault Ste. Marie is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Orlando in June: highs in Sault Ste. Marie hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint Ignace, Paradise, Whitefish Bay National Forest Scenic Byway
Highlights from your plan
Bridge View Park ©
Bridge View Park
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

7
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Mackinac Island is known for nature, museums, wildlife, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, don't miss a visit to Is it you spot from Somewhere in Time movie!, and play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mackinac Island holiday maker tool .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Sault Ste. Marie to Mackinac Island in 4 hours. While traveling from Sault Ste. Marie, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mackinac Island, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 51°F. You'll set off for Newberry on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Outdoors Golf
Highlights from your plan
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

6
nights
Newberry

Newberry ©
Newberry is a village in the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Newberry: Seney National Wildlife Refuge (in Seney), Tahquamenon Falls State Park (in Paradise) and Grand Marais (Sable Falls, Grand Marais Maritime Museum, & more). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Oswald's Bear Ranch, tour the pleasant surroundings at GarLyn Zoological Park, visit a coastal fixture at Crisp Point Lighthouse, and immerse yourself in nature at Muskallonge Lake State Park.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Newberry trip itinerary maker .

Explore your travel options from Mackinac Island to Newberry with the Route module. June in Newberry sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Manistique.

Things to do in Newberry

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Marais, Naubinway, Paradise, Seney National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Oswald's Bear Ranch ©
Oswald's Bear Ranch
Tahquamenon Falls ©
Tahquamenon Falls

6
nights
Manistique

Manistique ©
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. Explore Manistique's surroundings by going to Seul Choix Point Lighthouse (in Gulliver) and Garden (Fayette Historic State Park & Historical Village Fayette Park). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring), take in the exciting artwork at Lake Effect Art Gallery, learn about winemaking at Mackinaw Trail Winery, and stop by The Mustard Seed.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Manistique day trip planning website .

You can drive from Newberry to Manistique in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Manistique can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. You will leave for Munising on the 29th (Sat).

Things to do in Manistique

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Garden, Seul Choix Point Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) ©
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)
Palms Book State Park ©
Palms Book State Park
Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park

7
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munising: Escanaba (Sand Point Lighthouse & Delta County Historical Museum) and Grand Marais (Log Slide Overlook, Au Sable Light Station, & more). Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring nature at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, head off the coast to Grand Island, explore the activities along Chapel Rock and Beach, and admire the sheer force of Laughing Whitefish Falls.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Munising trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Manistique to Munising takes 1.5 hours. June in Munising sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Marais, Escanaba, Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge, Autrain Falls
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Miners Falls ©
Miners Falls

7
nights
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Change things up with a short trip to Thomas Rock Scenic Overlook in Big Bay (about 34 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park, wander the streets of Downtown Marquette, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, and trek along North Country Trail (aka Canyon Falls Trail).

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Marquette sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Munising to Marquette takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Marquette can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Iron Mountain.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Ishpeming, North Country Trail (aka Canyon Falls Trail), Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Thomas Rock Scenic Overlook
Highlights from your plan
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Downtown Marquette ©
Downtown Marquette

6
nights
Iron Mountain

Iron Mountain ©
Iron Mountain is a city in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Iron Mountain side-trips: Piers Gorge Trail (in Norway), Menominee (Great Lakes Memorial Marina Park, Menominee Marina, & more) and Escanaba (Leigh's Garden Winery & Ludington Park). There's lots more to do: go deep underground at Iron Mountain Iron Mine, browse the collection at Dickinson County Library, stop by Rainbow Gifts and Yarn, and get outside with Millie Mine Bat Viewing.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Iron Mountain day trip website .

Traveling by car from Marquette to Iron Mountain takes 2 hours. Traveling from Marquette to Iron Mountain, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Iron Mountain, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Iron Mountain

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Menominee, Escanaba, Norway, Fumee Falls, Iron Mountain Iron Mine
Highlights from your plan
DeYoung Family Zoo ©
DeYoung Family Zoo
Iron Mountain Iron Mine ©
Iron Mountain Iron Mine
Fumee Falls ©
Fumee Falls

7
nights
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Gogebic State Park (in Marenisco), Paulding Light (in Paulding) and Sylvania Wilderness (in Watersmeet). Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Bond Falls. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake of the Clouds, get to know the fascinating history of Main Overlook, steep yourself in history at Old Victoria Restoration, and identify plant and animal life at Ontonagon Township Park.

Planning Ontonagon trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Iron Mountain to Ontonagon takes 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Iron Mountain in July, expect nights in Ontonagon to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are slightly colder, around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Greenland, Lake Gogebic State Park, Sylvania Wilderness, Paulding Light, Old Victoria Restoration
Highlights from your plan
Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Lake of the Clouds ©
Lake of the Clouds
Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State Park

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Copper Harbor: The Jampot (in Eagle Harbor), Quincy Mine (in Hancock) and Mineral Museum of Michigan (in Houghton). There's lots more to do: cruise along Brockway Mountain Drive, take some stellar pictures from High Rock Bay, visit a coastal fixture at Fort Wilkins State Park, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brickside Brewery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Copper Harbor road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Ontonagon to Copper Harbor in 2 hours. July in Copper Harbor sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Eagle Harbor, Calumet, Delaware Copper MineTours, Eagle River Falls, Hungarian Falls
Highlights from your plan
Mineral Museum of Michigan ©
Mineral Museum of Michigan
Brockway Mountain Drive ©
Brockway Mountain Drive
Quincy Mine ©
Quincy Mine

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