8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly + Drive:  6​h
1
Ontonagon
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Munising
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Marquette
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Detroit

2
nights
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Quincy Mine, examine the collection at Mineral Museum of Michigan, and then take an in-depth tour of Houghton County Historical Museum Complex.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Ontonagon trip itinerary builder tool .

Detroit to Ontonagon is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Detroit in August, expect Ontonagon to be slightly colder, temps between 73°F and 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Munising.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Quincy Mine, Mineral Museum of Michigan, Houghton County Historical Museum Complex
Highlights from your plan
Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State Park
Quincy Mine ©
Quincy Mine
Mineral Museum of Michigan ©
Mineral Museum of Michigan

3
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Escape the urban bustle at Sand Point Beach and Palms Book State Park. Go for a jaunt from Munising to Garden to see Fayette Historic State Park about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring nature at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, stop by Open Wings Pottery & Gallery, and delve into the lush surroundings at Hiawatha National Forest.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Munising trip maker .

You can drive from Ontonagon to Munising in 3 hours. In August in Munising, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Fayette Historic State Park, Palms Book State Park
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park
Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park

2
nights
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Michigan Iron Industry Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, and then admire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Downtown Marquette, take in the exciting artwork at Lakenenland Sculpture Park, and then walk around Laughing Whitefish Falls State Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Marquette online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Munising to Marquette takes an hour. In August, daytime highs in Marquette are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Laughing Whitefish Falls State Park, Michigan Iron Industry Museum
Highlights from your plan
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Michigan Iron Industry Museum ©
Michigan Iron Industry Museum

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