7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Marquette
— 1 night
Drive
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Big Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Copper Harbor
— 1 night
Drive
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Manistique
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Marais
Drive
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Paradise
— 1 night
Drive
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Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 night
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Marquette

— 1 night
Marquette is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Marquette County. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Presque Isle Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then admire the sheer force of Wagner Falls.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Marquette trip planning website.

Knoxville to Marquette is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Knoxville in July; daily highs in Marquette reach 75°F and lows reach 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Big Bay.

Things to do in Marquette

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Big Bay

— 1 night
Big Bay is an unincorporated community in Marquette County of the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 14th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Thomas Rock Scenic Overlook.

To find out how to plan a trip to Big Bay, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Marquette to Big Bay by car takes about an hour. July in Big Bay sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Copper Harbor.
Highlights from your trip

Copper Harbor

— 1 night
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Manganese Falls, then visit a coastal fixture at Fort Wilkins State Park, and then take a memorable drive along Brockway Mountain Drive.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Copper Harbor online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Big Bay to Copper Harbor takes 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Copper Harbor are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Manistique.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Manistique

— 1 night
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. state of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Palms Book State Park, explore the activities along Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring), and then experience rural life at Thompson State Fish Hatchery.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Manistique online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Copper Harbor to Manistique takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Manistique

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Grand Marais

Grand Marais is an unincorporated community in Burt Township, Alger County in the U.S. state of Michigan. To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Marais tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Manistique to Grand Marais in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Grand Marais can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. You'll set off for Paradise on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Paradise

— 1 night
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. state of Michigan.Paradise is on the northeastern portion of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, on the western side of Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior, about 60mi by road from Sault Ste. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, and then admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paradise trip builder site.

Getting from Grand Marais to Paradise by car takes about 2 hours. July in Paradise sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums · Nature · Parks

Sault Ste. Marie

— 1 night
Sault Ste. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): make a trip to Soo Locks, appreciate the extensive heritage of Water Street Historic Block, and then meet the residents at Museum Ship Valley Camp.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sault Ste. Marie online tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Paradise to Sault Ste. Marie in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

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.