8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Fort Smith
Drive:  15​h
1
Copper Harbor
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Marquette
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Munising
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
ferry:  15​min
5
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Fort Smith

1
day
Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor ©
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. On the 2nd (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Eagle River Falls, visit a coastal fixture at Eagle Harbor Lighthouse, then examine the collection at Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums, and finally enjoy the sea views from Fort Wilkins State Park.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Copper Harbor trip maker website .

Fort Smith to Copper Harbor is an approximately 18-hour car ride. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Smith to Copper Harbor is 1 hour. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Fort Smith in July: highs in Copper Harbor hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Marquette.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Eagle Harbor, Eagle River Falls
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Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums ©
Eagle Harbor Lighthouse ©
Eagle Harbor Lighthouse
Eagle River Falls ©
Eagle River Falls

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): examine the collection at Michigan Iron Industry Museum, then trek along North Country Trail (aka Canyon Falls Trail), and then take a stroll through Downtown Marquette.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Marquette road trip planning tool .

Drive from Copper Harbor to Marquette in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Neighborhoods Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

North Country Trail (aka Canyon Falls Trail), Michigan Iron Industry Museum
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Michigan Iron Industry Museum ©
Michigan Iron Industry Museum
Downtown Marquette ©
Downtown Marquette

1
night
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 4th (Thu), stroll through Sand Point Beach, then admire the sheer force of Tannery Falls, then putt your heart out at Miners Falls Mini Golf, and finally take an in-depth tour of Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Munising day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Marquette to Munising takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach
Tannery Falls ©
Tannery Falls
Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center ©

1
night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Deer Ranch, admire the majestic nature at Straits State Park, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and finally see the interesting displays at Fort de Baude Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Saint Ignace holiday builder tool .

Getting from Munising to Saint Ignace by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks Nature Museums
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Straits State Park ©
Straits State Park
Museum of Ojibwa Culture ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture
Fort de Baude Museum ©
Fort de Baude Museum

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 6th (Sat), make a trip to Is it you spot from Somewhere in Time movie!, see the interesting displays at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, then stop by Island House Bike Shop, then contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, then steep yourself in history at Biddle House, then tee off at Jewel Golf Course, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island trip planner.

Mackinac Island is very close to Saint Ignace. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites
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Fort Holmes ©
Fort Holmes
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church

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