60 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

60 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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60 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Tucson
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Copper Harbor
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Ontonagon
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Iron Mountain
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Marquette
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Manistique
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Newberry
— 6 nights
Travel:  4​h
7
Mackinac Island
— 7 nights
ferry + bus:  3​h 45​min
8
Sault Ste. Marie
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Munising
— 7 nights
taxi + Fly:  9​h
End: Tucson

6
nights
Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor ©
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. Quincy Mine and Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Fort Wilkins State Park and Lower Silver Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Hungarian Falls (in Hubbell), Calumet (Copper World & Keweenaw National Historical Park) and Houghton (Mineral Museum of Michigan & Nara Nature Park). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Brockway Mountain Drive, take some stellar pictures from High Rock Bay, grab your bike and head to Copper Harbor Bike Trail System, and take an in-depth tour of Houghton County Historical Museum Complex.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Copper Harbor trip planner .

Tucson to Copper Harbor is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Tucson in August, you will find days in Copper Harbor are much colder (71°F), and nights are a bit cooler (58°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Hancock, Eagle Harbor, Calumet, Houghton, Hungarian Falls
Highlights from your plan
Mineral Museum of Michigan ©
Mineral Museum of Michigan
Quincy Mine ©
Quincy Mine
Fort Wilkins State Park ©
Fort Wilkins State Park

6
nights
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. Visit Main Overlook and Old Victoria Restoration for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ontonagon Lighthouse and Ontonagon County Historical Museum. Step out of Ontonagon to go to Marenisco and see Lake Gogebic State Park, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring nature at Bond Falls. The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Porcupine Mountains State Park, admire all the interesting features of Adventure Mining Company, hike along Little Carp River Trail, and take in the awesome beauty at Summit Peak.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ontonagon vacation maker website .

Getting from Copper Harbor to Ontonagon by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Ontonagon can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Iron Mountain.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Old Victoria Restoration, Lake Gogebic State Park, Adventure Mining Company
Highlights from your plan
Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State Park
Lake of the Clouds ©
Lake of the Clouds

6
nights
Iron Mountain

Iron Mountain ©
Iron Mountain is a city in the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Al Quaal Recreation Area and DeYoung Family Zoo. Menominee County Historical Society Heritage Museum and Leigh's Garden Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Iron Mountain: Bewabic State Park (in Crystal Falls), Piers Gorge Trail (in Norway) and J.W. Wells State Park (in Cedar River). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Fumee Falls, take an in-depth tour of Menominee Range Historical Museum, hike along Fumee Lake Natural Area, and don't miss a visit to Iron Mountain Iron Mine.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Iron Mountain trip builder .

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 August, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Iron Mountain

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Escanaba, Piers Gorge Trail, DeYoung Family Zoo, Bewabic State Park, J.W. Wells State Park
Highlights from your plan
Al Quaal Recreation Area ©
Al Quaal Recreation Area
Bewabic State Park ©
Bewabic State Park
Fumee Falls ©
Fumee Falls

7
nights
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Visiting Presque Isle Park and Iron Ore Heritage Trail will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Lakenenland Sculpture Park and Marquette Regional History Center. Explore Marquette's surroundings by going to Van Riper State Park (in Champion) and Yellow Dog Falls (in Big Bay). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, take in the dramatic scenery at Morgan Falls, see the interesting displays at Michigan Iron Industry Museum, and have fun and explore at Upper Peninsula Children's Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Marquette trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Iron Mountain to Marquette takes 2 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. August in Marquette sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Manistique.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Ishpeming, Van Riper State Park, Michigan Iron Industry Museum, North Country Trail (aka Canyon Falls Trail), Yellow Dog Falls
Highlights from your plan
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

6
nights
Manistique

Manistique ©
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Fayette Historic State Park and The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk. Do some cultural sightseeing at Historical Village Fayette Park and Mackinaw Trail Winery. Go for a jaunt from Manistique to Gulliver to see Seul Choix Point Lighthouse about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Palms Book State Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Lake Effect Art Gallery, explore and take pictures at Thompson State Fish Hatchery, and stop by The Mustard Seed.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Manistique trip builder .

You can drive from Marquette to Manistique in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Manistique can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll travel to Newberry.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Garden, Seul Choix Point Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park
Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park
Historical Village Fayette Park ©
Historical Village Fayette Park

6
nights
Newberry

Newberry ©
Newberry is a village in the U.S. Step out of the city life by going to Tahquamenon Falls State Park and Tahquamenon Falls. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Crisp Point Lighthouse and Top of the Lake Antique Snowmobile Museum. Explore Newberry's surroundings by going to Grand Marais (Grand Marais Maritime Museum, Pickle Barrel House Museum, & more), Seney National Wildlife Refuge (in Seney) and GarLyn Zoological Park (in Naubinway). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Oswald's Bear Ranch, tee off at Newberry Country Club, admire the majestic nature at Muskallonge Lake State Park, and explore the engaging exhibits at Tahquamenon Logging Museum.

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

Drive from Manistique to Newberry in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Newberry

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

7
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Get outdoors at Mackinac Island State Park and Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory. Popular historic sites such as St Anne's Catholic Church and Round Island Lighthouse are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: expand your understanding of the military at Fort Mackinac, play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course, steep yourself in history at Biddle House, and identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

Find out how to plan Mackinac Island trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Newberry to Mackinac Island. In September, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. On the 15th (Sun), you're off toSault Ste. Marie.

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

7
nights
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie ©
Sault Ste. Get outdoors at Straits State Park and Whitefish Point Bird Observatory. Visit USDA Iroquois Lighthouse and Water Street Historic Block for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Sault Ste. Marie: Saint Ignace (Wawatam Lighthouse, Indian Village, & more) and Paradise (Whitefish Point Light & Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum). The adventure continues: make a trip to Soo Locks, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower of History, cruise along Whitefish Bay National Forest Scenic Byway, and see the interesting displays at River of History Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sault Ste. Marie attractions planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Sault Ste. Marie in 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Sault Ste. Marie are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Munising.

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
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Point Iroquois Lighthouse

7
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Visiting Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Miners Falls will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Sand Point Lighthouse and Delta County Historical Museum. When in Munising, make a side trip to see Chapel Falls in Grand Marais, approximately 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, admire the sheer force of Laughing Whitefish Falls, explore the activities along Chapel Rock and Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Alger County Heritage Center.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Munising day trip app .

You can drive from Sault Ste. Marie to Munising in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Munising sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Escanaba, Autrain Falls, Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge, Laughing Whitefish Falls State Park, Chapel Falls
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Miners Falls ©
Miners Falls

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