8 days in Michigan’s Central Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Michigan’s Central Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan’s Central Upper Peninsula trip maker

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Munising
— 3 nights
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Escanaba
— 2 nights
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Marquette
— 2 nights

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Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Get in touch with nature at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Miners Falls. When in Munising, make a side trip to see Palms Book State Park in Manistique, approximately Manistique away. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Munising Falls, look for gifts at Open Wings Pottery & Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center, and take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock.

Before you visit Munising, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Chicago to Munising is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Munising is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Chicago in July: high temperatures in Munising hover around 74°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Escanaba.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park

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Escanaba

Escanaba ©
Escanaba is a port city in Delta County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Historical Village Fayette Park, admire the majestic nature at Fayette Historic State Park, and then do a tasting at Leigh's Garden Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Delta County Historical Museum and then visit a coastal fixture at Sand Point Lighthouse.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Escanaba trip planning app.

Drive from Munising to Escanaba in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Escanaba can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Marquette.

Things to do in Escanaba

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wineries

Side Trip

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Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park
Historical Village Fayette Park ©
Historical Village Fayette Park
Sand Point Lighthouse ©
Sand Point Lighthouse

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Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Lakenenland Sculpture Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Presque Isle Park, and then take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Da Yoopers Innovation Museum, examine the collection at Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum, then examine the collection at Marquette Maritime Museum, and finally stop by Downtown Marquette.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Marquette route planner.

Getting from Escanaba to Marquette by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Marquette are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Lakenenland Sculpture Park ©
Lakenenland Sculpture Park
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain