8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Rochester Hills
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Copper Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Marquette
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
3
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Garden
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  2​h
6
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Rochester Hills

2
nights
Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor ©
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. On the 15th (Sat), examine the collection at Mineral Museum of Michigan, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Quincy Mine, and then get a taste of local nightlife at Brickside Brewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Fort Wilkins State Park, identify plant and animal life at Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary, and then cruise along Brockway Mountain Drive.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Copper Harbor trip itinerary maker app .

Detroit to Copper Harbor is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Detroit in June; daily highs in Copper Harbor reach 65°F and lows reach 48°F. You'll set off for Marquette on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Mineral Museum of Michigan, Quincy Mine
Highlights from your plan
Mineral Museum of Michigan ©
Mineral Museum of Michigan
Quincy Mine ©
Quincy Mine
Brockway Mountain Drive ©
Brockway Mountain Drive

few
hours
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. On the 17th (Mon), take a stroll through Downtown Marquette and then immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Marquette trip planner .

You can drive from Copper Harbor to Marquette in 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Marquette can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Nature Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Downtown Marquette ©
Downtown Marquette

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 18th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Point Beach, then admire the sheer force of Munising Falls, and then explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Munising travel route planning website .

Getting from Marquette to Munising by car takes about an hour. In June in Munising, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Garden.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach

1
night
Garden

Garden ©
Garden is a village in Delta County of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Historical Village Fayette Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Fayette Historic State Park.

Planning Garden trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Drive from Munising to Garden in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Garden

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park
Historical Village Fayette Park ©
Historical Village Fayette Park

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Paradise driving holiday app .

Getting from Garden to Paradise by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June in Paradise, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Whitefish Point Light ©
Whitefish Point Light
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, contemplate the long history of Biddle House, pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To plan Mackinac Island vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Paradise to Mackinac Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church

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