7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula trip itinerary planner
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Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
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Copper Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marquette
— 1 night
Drive
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Munising
— 2 nights
Taxi to Marquette, Fly to New York City

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Mackinac Island — 1 night

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 1st (Sat), experience the excitement of Forge a Memory, see the interesting displays at Liberty Lego Display, then look for gifts at Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Lilac Tree Spa. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Is It You Spot From Somewhere in Time Movie!, steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, then play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course, and finally steep yourself in history at Biddle House.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mackinac Island trip itinerary maker site.

New York City to Mackinac Island is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from New York City in October, expect Mackinac Island to be slightly colder, temps between 55°F and 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Copper Harbor.
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Historic Sites · Spas · Outdoors · Golf

Copper Harbor — 2 nights

Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 3rd (Mon), admire the sheer force of Manganese Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Copper Harbor Bike Trail System, and finally admire the majestic nature at Fort Wilkins State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Jacob's Falls, stop by The Jampot, then explore the galleries of Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums, and finally admire the sheer force of Silver River Falls.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Copper Harbor online visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Mackinac Island to Copper Harbor with the Route module. In October, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Marquette.
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Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping
Side Trips

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 5th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Dead River Falls, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blackrocks Brewery, then see the interesting displays at Marquette Maritime Museum, and finally wander the streets of Downtown Marquette.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Marquette tour planning tool.

Traveling by car from Copper Harbor to Marquette takes 3 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Marquette when traveling from Copper Harbor in October, with lows around 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Munising.
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Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks · Museums

Munising — 2 nights

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Seney National Wildlife Refuge, then trek along The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk, and then do a tasting at Garden Bay Winery. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Sand Point Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Chapel Rock and Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Munising online vacation planner.

You can drive from Marquette to Munising in an hour. October in Munising sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
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Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trips

Upper Peninsula travel guide

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Waterfalls · State Parks · Geologic Formations
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.
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