8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Marquette
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Copper Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Munising
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + bus + ferry:  6​h 15​min
4
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Chicago

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Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Marquette Maritime Museum and then wander the streets of Downtown Marquette.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Marquette trip itinerary planner.

Chicago to Marquette is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Marquette is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in May, expect Marquette to be little chillier, temps between 60°F and 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Marquette

Neighborhoods Museums
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Downtown Marquette ©
Downtown Marquette
Marquette Maritime Museum ©
Marquette Maritime Museum

2
nights
Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor ©
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary, admire the majestic nature at Fort Wilkins State Park, and then grab your bike and head to Copper Harbor Bike Trail System. On the next day, explore the galleries of Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums, look for gifts at The Jampot, take in the dramatic scenery at Eagle River Falls, then enjoy the sea views from Eagle Harbor Lighthouse, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Horseshoe Harbor.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Copper Harbor tour itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Marquette to Copper Harbor in 3 hours. May in Copper Harbor sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. On the next day, explore the activities along Chapel Rock and Beach, then admire the sheer force of Tannery Falls, and then kick back and relax at Sand Point Beach.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Munising trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Copper Harbor to Munising in 5 hours. May in Munising sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach
Chapel Rock and Beach ©
Chapel Rock and Beach

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fort Holmes and Biddle House. Visit St Anne's Catholic Church and Trinity Church for their historical value. There's much more to do: play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course, admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, don't miss a visit to Is it you spot from Somewhere in Time movie!, and explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mackinac Island trip tool .

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, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Jewel Golf Course ©
Jewel Golf Course
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Fort Holmes ©
Fort Holmes

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