7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Ironwood
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
2
Copper Harbor
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Manistique
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Munising
— 1 night
+2
Drive + bus + ferry:  6​h 15​min
5
Mackinac Island
— 1 day
+2
ferry + Drive + bus:  6​h 45​min
6
Marquette
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Columbus

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Ironwood

Ironwood ©
Ironwood is a city in Gogebic County in the U.S. To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ironwood road trip app .

Columbus to Ironwood is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbus to Ironwood is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Columbus in March, expect Ironwood to be slightly colder, temps between 35°F and 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Ironwood

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Copper Peak ©
Copper Peak

1
night
Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor ©
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. On the 1st (Mon), take a memorable drive along High Rock Bay, visit a coastal fixture at Fort Wilkins State Park, then have a few drinks at Brickside Brewery, then examine the collection at Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Eagle River Falls.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Copper Harbor day trip planning app .

Drive from Ironwood to Copper Harbor in 3 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ironwood to Copper Harbor is 1 hour. In March in Copper Harbor, expect temperatures between 32°F during the day and 19°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Manistique.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums, Eagle River Falls
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Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums ©
Fort Wilkins State Park ©
Fort Wilkins State Park
Brickside Brewery ©
Brickside Brewery

2
nights
Manistique

Manistique
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Historical Village Fayette Park, then contemplate the long history of Fayette Historic State Park, then explore the striking landscape at Palms Book State Park, and finally learn about winemaking at Mackinaw Trail Winery. Keep things going the next day: trek along The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk, enjoy the sea views from Seul Choix Point Lighthouse, and then identify plant and animal life at Seney National Wildlife Refuge.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Manistique travel route tool .

You can drive from Copper Harbor to Manistique in 4.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Manistique can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Garden, Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Seul Choix Point Lighthouse
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Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park
Seney National Wildlife Refuge ©
Seney National Wildlife Refuge
Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park

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night
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the activities along Chapel Rock and Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Alger County Heritage Center, then kick back and relax at Sand Point Beach, and finally admire the sheer force of Tannery Falls.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Munising vacation planner.

Drive from Manistique to Munising in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in April, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Beaches
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Tannery Falls ©
Tannery Falls
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach
Chapel Rock and Beach ©
Chapel Rock and Beach

1
day
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Round Island Lighthouse, stop by Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, don't miss a visit to Trinity Church, then steep yourself in history at Biddle House, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally make a trip to Fort Holmes.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mackinac Island trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Munising to Mackinac Island by combination of car, bus, and ferry takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In April, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 42°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Marquette.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors
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Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes
Jewel Golf Course ©
Jewel Golf Course

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day
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the engaging exhibits at Upper Peninsula Children's Museum, trek along North Country Trail (aka Canyon Falls Trail), then see the interesting displays at Marquette Maritime Museum, then take a stroll through Downtown Marquette, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blackrocks Brewery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Marquette travel route planning website .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Marquette in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and flight. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in April, and nighttime lows around 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Museums Neighborhoods Trails

Side Trip

North Country Trail (aka Canyon Falls Trail)
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Marquette Maritime Museum ©
Marquette Maritime Museum
Upper Peninsula Children's Museum ©
Upper Peninsula Children's Museum

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