8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Marquette
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Munising
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Ontonagon
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
End: Kalamazoo

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take a stroll through Downtown Marquette.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Marquette online driving holiday planner .

Kalamazoo to Marquette is an approximately 6-hour flight. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kalamazoo in July: high temperatures in Marquette hover around 75°F and lows are around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Downtown Marquette ©
Downtown Marquette

3
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Munising: Fayette Historic State Park (in Garden) and Manistique (Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) & Palms Book State Park). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls, explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, and take an in-depth tour of Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Munising tour planner.

Getting from Marquette to Munising by car takes about an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Munising

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Manistique, Fayette Historic State Park
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Miners Falls ©
Miners Falls
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) ©
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)

3
nights
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. Explore Ontonagon's surroundings by going to McLain State Park (in Hancock) and Mineral Museum of Michigan (in Houghton). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bond Falls, get to know the fascinating history of Main Overlook, get engrossed in the history at Ontonagon County Historical Museum, and explore the activities along Lake of the Clouds.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ontonagon trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Munising to Ontonagon in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trips

McLain State Park, Adventure Mining Company, Mineral Museum of Michigan
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Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State Park
Lake of the Clouds ©
Lake of the Clouds

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