7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Midland
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Garden
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Copper Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  2​h
4
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
ferry + bus:  5​h 45​min
End: Midland

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Garden

Garden ©
Garden is a village in Delta County of the U.S. On the 26th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Historical Village Fayette Park and then steep yourself in history at Fayette Historic State Park.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Garden vacation website .

Midland to Garden is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Traveling from Midland in October, expect nights in Garden to be about the same, around 38°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Garden

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park
Historical Village Fayette Park ©
Historical Village Fayette Park

2
nights
Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor ©
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. On the 27th (Sat), explore and take pictures at Fort Wilkins State Park, cruise along Brockway Mountain Drive, then enjoy the sea views from Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Eagle River Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hunter's Point Park, then admire the sheer force of Silver River Falls, then look for all kinds of wild species at Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary, and finally admire the sheer force of Manganese Falls.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Copper Harbor trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Garden to Copper Harbor in 4.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Copper Harbor can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Eagle Harbor, Eagle River Falls
Highlights from your plan
Fort Wilkins State Park ©
Fort Wilkins State Park
Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums ©
Hunter's Point Park ©
Hunter's Point Park

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night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, and then admire the majestic nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Paradise trip planner .

Getting from Copper Harbor to Paradise by car takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Copper Harbor in October, Paradise is little chillier at night with lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Whitefish Point Light ©
Whitefish Point Light
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park

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nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Round Island Lighthouse, browse the exhibits of Liberty Lego Display, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, then contemplate the long history of Biddle House, and finally explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island day trip planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes

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