7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Marquette
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Copper Harbor
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Manistique
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Munising
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Chicago

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Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Marquette Maritime Museum and then take a stroll through Downtown Marquette.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Marquette online visit planner .

Chicago to Marquette is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Marquette due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Chicago in October; daily highs in Marquette reach 53°F and lows reach 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Marquette

Neighborhoods Museums
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Marquette Maritime Museum ©
Marquette Maritime Museum

3
nights
Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor ©
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums and Mineral Museum of Michigan will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Copper Harbor Bike Trail System and Horseshoe Harbor. Venture out of the city with trips to The Jampot (in Eagle Harbor) and Hungarian Falls (in Hubbell). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary, cruise along Brockway Mountain Drive, sample the tasty concoctions at Brickside Brewery, and visit a coastal fixture at Fort Wilkins State Park.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, read our Copper Harbor itinerary planner.

Drive from Marquette to Copper Harbor in 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Marquette in October since evenings lows in Copper Harbor dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Manistique.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Eagle Harbor, Mineral Museum of Michigan, Hungarian Falls, Eagle River Falls
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Mineral Museum of Michigan ©
Mineral Museum of Michigan
Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums ©
Brickside Brewery ©
Brickside Brewery

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night
Manistique

Manistique
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): trek along The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk, then stop by The Mustard Seed, then get a taste of the local shopping with Lake Effect Art Gallery, and finally admire the majestic nature at Palms Book State Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Manistique route builder app .

Traveling by car from Copper Harbor to Manistique takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Copper Harbor in October, plan for little chillier nights in Manistique, with lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Munising.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park
Lake Effect Art Gallery ©
Lake Effect Art Gallery

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 25th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Chapel Rock and Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Tannery Falls, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Point Beach.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Munising trip planner.

You can drive from Manistique to Munising in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Chapel Rock and Beach ©
Chapel Rock and Beach
Tannery Falls ©
Tannery Falls

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