8 days in Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula travel route planner

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Houghton
— 1 night
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Ironwood
— 3 nights
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Copper Harbor
— 3 nights

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Houghton

Houghton ©
Houghton is a city in the U.S. On the 16th (Fri), examine the collection at Mineral Museum of Michigan, contemplate the long history of Quincy Mine, and then explore the activities along McLain State Park. On the next day, go deep underground at Adventure Mining Company, then stroll through North Country Trail (aka Canyon Falls Trail), and then admire the sheer force of Lower Silver Falls.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Houghton trip planning site.

Kalamazoo to Houghton is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Kalamazoo in October, things will get little chillier in Houghton: highs are around 54°F and lows about 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ironwood.

Things to do in Houghton

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Hancock, North Country Trail (aka Canyon Falls Trail), Lower Silver Falls, Adventure Mining Company
Highlights from your plan
Mineral Museum of Michigan ©
Mineral Museum of Michigan
Adventure Mining Company ©
Adventure Mining Company
Quincy Mine ©
Quincy Mine

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Ironwood

Ironwood ©
Ironwood is a city in Gogebic County in the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Paulding Light (in Paulding) and Ontonagon (Bond Falls, Presque Isle River, &more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Copper Peak, look for all kinds of wild species at Black River Harbor Recreation Area, explore the landscape on two wheels at Michigan's Iron Belle Trail - Western Gateway Trail, and get engrossed in the history at Ironwood Historic Depot & Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ironwood driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Houghton to Ironwood in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Houghton to Ironwood is minus 1 hour. In October in Ironwood, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Ironwood

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ontonagon, Paulding Light
Highlights from your plan
Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State Park
Copper Peak ©
Copper Peak

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Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor ©
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Jacob's Falls (in Eagle River) and The Jampot (in Eagle Harbor). And it doesn't end there: cruise along Brockway Mountain Drive, take in the dramatic scenery at Eagle River Falls, walk around Hunter's Point Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Harbor.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Copper Harbor day trip planning website.

You can drive from Ironwood to Copper Harbor in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ironwood to Copper Harbor is 1 hour. October in Copper Harbor sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Eagle River, Eagle Harbor
Highlights from your plan
Brockway Mountain Drive ©
Brockway Mountain Drive
Hunter's Point Park ©
Hunter's Point Park
Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary
Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary