7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula visit planner

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Manistique
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Munising
— 1 night
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Ontonagon
— 2 nights
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Copper Harbor
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Calumet
— 2 nights
Drive to Houghton County Memorial Airport, Fly to Sawyer International Airport
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Marquette
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Paradise
— 1 night
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Manistique

Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. state of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Your day by day itinerary now includes Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring). Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring).

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Manistique online travel route planner.

Higgins Lake to Manistique is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Higgins Lake in September: highs in Manistique hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Manistique

Nature · Parks
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. state of Michigan. Your list of things to see and do now includes Pictured Rocks Kayaking, Munising Falls, Miners Falls, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, then admire the sheer force of Miners Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Munising trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Manistique to Munising in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Munising sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Munising

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Ontonagon

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Presque Isle River, Summit Peak and Lake of the Clouds.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Ontonagon route planner.

Getting from Munising to Ontonagon by car takes about 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Nature · Parks

Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Your day by day itinerary now includes Hungarian Falls. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): cruise along Brockway Mountain Drive and then admire the sheer force of Hungarian Falls.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Copper Harbor trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Ontonagon to Copper Harbor in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Calumet.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Calumet

— 2 nights
Calumet is a village in Calumet Township, Houghton County, in the U.S. state of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, that was once at the center of the mining industry of the Upper Peninsula. To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Calumet online attractions planner.

Drive from Copper Harbor to Calumet in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Fri) before leaving for Marquette.

Things to do in Calumet

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Marquette

Marquette is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Marquette County. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stroll around Presque Isle Park and then take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Marquette holiday builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Calumet to Marquette. In October, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Paradise.

Things to do in Marquette

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Paradise

— 1 night
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. state of Michigan.Paradise is on the northeastern portion of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, on the western side of Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior, about 60mi by road from Sault Ste. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Paradise trip maker tool.

You can drive from Marquette to Paradise in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in October, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paradise

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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.