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
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
ferry:  15​min
5
Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
+3
ferry + bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Chicago

few
hours
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Marquette Maritime Museum and then take a stroll through Downtown Marquette.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Marquette holiday site .

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. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Chicago in July, with highs in Marquette at 75°F and lows at 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) 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

1
night
Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor ©
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums, and then enjoy the sea views from Fort Wilkins State Park.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Copper Harbor visit planner .

Traveling by car from Marquette to Copper Harbor takes 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums
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Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums ©

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): walk around Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Chapel Rock and Beach, admire the sheer force of Tannery Falls, and then stroll through Sand Point Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Munising trip planner .

Drive from Copper Harbor to Munising in 5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach
Chapel Rock and Beach ©
Chapel Rock and Beach

1
night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): view the masterpieces at Fort de Baude Museum, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then visit a coastal fixture at Wawatam Lighthouse, then admire the majestic nature at Straits State Park, and finally take in the views from Mackinac Bridge.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Ignace day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Munising to Saint Ignace takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Saint Ignace, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Museum of Ojibwa Culture ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture
Fort de Baude Museum ©
Fort de Baude Museum
Wawatam Lighthouse ©
Wawatam Lighthouse

3
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Get outdoors at Jewel Golf Course and Eagle Point Cave. Get some historical perspective at Fort Holmes and Round Island Lighthouse. Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, steep yourself in history at Trinity Church, make a trip to Is it you spot from Somewhere in Time movie!, and identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island trip website .

Mackinac Island is very close to Saint Ignace. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Fort Holmes ©
Fort Holmes
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church

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