8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Copper Harbor
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Houghton
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Garden
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Munising
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + bus + ferry:  6​h 15​min
5
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Newark

1
night
Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor ©
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Copper Harbor trip itinerary planning tool .

Newark to Copper Harbor is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Newark in May, things will get slightly colder in Copper Harbor: highs are around 56°F and lows about 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Houghton.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Parks

Side Trip

Eagle Harbor
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Fort Wilkins State Park ©
Fort Wilkins State Park
Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums ©
Eagle Harbor Lighthouse ©
Eagle Harbor Lighthouse

1
night
Houghton

Houghton ©
Houghton is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Quincy Mine, examine the collection at Mineral Museum of Michigan, then get engrossed in the history at Houghton County Historical Museum Complex, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Hungarian Falls.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Houghton trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Copper Harbor to Houghton in 1.5 hours. In May in Houghton, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Garden.

Things to do in Houghton

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Quincy Mine, Hungarian Falls, Houghton County Historical Museum Complex
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Mineral Museum of Michigan ©
Mineral Museum of Michigan
Quincy Mine ©
Quincy Mine

1
night
Garden

Garden ©
Garden is a village in Delta County of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Historical Village Fayette Park and then admire the majestic nature at Fayette Historic State Park.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Garden road trip site .

You can drive from Houghton to Garden in 3.5 hours. In May in Garden, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Garden

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park
Historical Village Fayette Park ©
Historical Village Fayette Park

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 26th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Point Beach.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Munising road trip site .

You can drive from Garden to Munising in 1.5 hours. In May in Munising, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach

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night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Trinity Church, immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then explore the galleries of Fort Mackinac, and finally explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Fort Holmes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and then tee off at Jewel Golf Course.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Mackinac Island online attractions planner .

You can do a combination of car, bus, and ferry from Munising to Mackinac Island in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In May in Mackinac Island, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Golf
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Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock

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