8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula journey builder

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Baraga
— 1 night
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Copper Harbor
— 3 nights
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Calumet
— 1 night
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Houghton
— 2 nights
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Baraga

— 1 night
Baraga is a village in Baraga County in the U.S. state of Michigan. For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Baraga online visit planner.

Lapeer to Baraga is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Lapeer in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Baraga: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Baraga

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Copper Harbor

— 3 nights
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. You've now added Keweenaw Adventure Company to your itinerary. Popular historic sites such as Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums and Fort Wilkins State Park are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Delaware Copper MineTours and The trail to Copper Harbor. Go for a jaunt from Copper Harbor to Eagle Harbor to see The Jampot about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Horseshoe Harbor, admire the sheer force of Eagle River Falls, hit the slopes at Mount Bohemia, and take a memorable drive along High Rock Bay.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Copper Harbor journey maker site.

Getting from Baraga to Copper Harbor by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In August in Copper Harbor, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Calumet.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Adventure

Side Trips

Calumet

— 1 night
Calumet is a village in Calumet Township, Houghton County, in the U.S. state of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, that was once at the center of the mining industry of the Upper Peninsula. For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Calumet road trip website.

Traveling by car from Copper Harbor to Calumet takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Calumet can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Houghton.

Things to do in Calumet

Nature · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Houghton

— 2 nights
Houghton is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan's Upper Peninsula and largest city in the Copper Country on the Keweenaw Peninsula. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Ontonagon Township Park, contemplate the long history of Quincy Mine, get engrossed in the history at Quincy Smelter, then get engrossed in the history at Carnegie Museum, and finally hit the slopes at Mont Ripley.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Houghton trip builder site.

Houghton is very close to Calumet. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Houghton

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Upper Peninsula travel guide

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Waterfalls · Geologic Formations · State Parks
Natural attractions steal the show on an Upper Peninsula vacation. Michigan's sparsely populated northern region is famous for its extensive shoreline along the Great Lakes and thick swathes of protected forest. Many of the region's waterways feature dramatic cascades, and a history of volcanic activity has created a wealth of interesting rock formations and colorful mineral deposits. Wildlife spotting remains a top reason to take a trip to Upper Peninsula, with deer, bears, wolves, and porcupines all easily seen in the area's pristine wilderness.