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
Drive
2
Munising
— 1 night
Drive
3
Ontonagon
— 1 night
Drive
4
Grand Marais
— 1 night
Drive
5
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Ferry
6
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Cleveland

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Marquette

Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): stop by Downtown Marquette.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Marquette trip planner.

Cleveland to Marquette is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Cleveland in August, expect Marquette to be little chillier, temps between 73°F and 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Neighborhoods
Highlights from your trip

Munising

— 1 night
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 3rd (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center, then take in the dramatic scenery at Tannery Falls, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Point Beach, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Au Train Falls.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Munising trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Marquette to Munising in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Ontonagon

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Summit Peak, delve into the lush surroundings at Porcupine Mountains State Park, and then go deep underground at Adventure Mining Company.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ontonagon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Munising to Ontonagon takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Grand Marais

— 1 night
Grand Marais is an unincorporated community in Burt Township, Alger County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): go for a walk through Log Slide Overlook, then make a trip to Au Sable Light Station, then see the interesting displays at Pickle Barrel House Museum, and finally head outdoors with Sable Falls.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Grand Marais trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Ontonagon to Grand Marais in 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Grand Marais are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Outdoors · Museums

Saint Ignace

— 1 night
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 6th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Heritage Village at Mackinaw, immerse yourself in nature at Straits State Park, then take a leisurely stroll along Huron Boardwalk, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and finally view the masterpieces at Fort de Baude Museum.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Ignace trip site.

Getting from Grand Marais to Saint Ignace by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Grand Marais in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Saint Ignace, with lows of 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course, make a trip to Is It You Spot From Somewhere in Time Movie!, make a trip to Fort Holmes, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory, examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, then look for gifts at Island House Bike Shop, and finally contemplate the long history of Biddle House.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mackinac Island travel route app.

Getting from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island by ferry takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in August, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf · Parks

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.