8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula trip planner

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Ontonagon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Munising
— 3 nights
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Marquette
— 2 nights
Fly

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Ontonagon

— 2 nights
Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Quincy Mine, then see the interesting displays at Mineral Museum of Michigan, and then take an in-depth tour of Houghton County Historical Museum Complex.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ontonagon route website.

Detroit to Ontonagon is an approximately 9-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Detroit in August; daily highs in Ontonagon reach 73°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Munising.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Munising

— 3 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Step out of the city life by going to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Palms Book State Park. Take a break from Munising with a short trip to Fayette Historic State Park in Garden, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, stop by Open Wings Pottery & Gallery, take a peaceful walk through Hiawatha National Forest, and kick back and relax at Sand Point Beach.

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Getting from Ontonagon to Munising by car takes about 3 hours. In August in Munising, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Marquette

— 2 nights
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): examine the collection at Michigan Iron Industry Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, and then admire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park. On your second day here, take a stroll through Downtown Marquette and then view the masterpieces at Lakenenland Sculpture Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Marquette road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Munising to Marquette takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.