8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Durham
+4
bus + Fly + taxi + bus + ferry:  8​h 45​min
1
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry:  15​min
2
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Munising
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Manistique
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Copper Harbor
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Durham

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Biddle House.

Before you visit Mackinac Island, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Durham to Mackinac Island is an approximately 9-hour flight. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Durham in June: highs in Mackinac Island hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites
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St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Fort Holmes ©
Fort Holmes
Jewel Golf Course ©
Jewel Golf Course

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night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 26th (Wed), admire all the interesting features of Deer Ranch, admire the majestic nature at Straits State Park, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Huron Boardwalk.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Saint Ignace trip itinerary planner .

Saint Ignace is just a short distance from Mackinac Island. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Nature Parks Museums
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Straits State Park ©
Straits State Park
Deer Ranch ©
Deer Ranch
Museum of Ojibwa Culture ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture

1
night
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 27th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center, then stop by Upper Peninsula Inspired, then step off the mainland to explore Grand Island, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Point Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Munising trip itinerary website .

Drive from Saint Ignace to Munising in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Manistique.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Beaches
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Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach
Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center ©
Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center
Grand Island ©
Grand Island

1
night
Manistique

Manistique ©
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): hike along The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk, then view the masterpieces at Lake Effect Art Gallery, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Palms Book State Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Manistique trip app .

Traveling by car from Munising to Manistique takes 1.5 hours. June in Manistique sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Palms Book State Park ©
Palms Book State Park
Lake Effect Art Gallery ©
Lake Effect Art Gallery

3
nights
Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor ©
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fort Wilkins State Park and Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Copper Harbor: The Jampot (in Eagle Harbor), Quincy Mine (in Hancock) and Mineral Museum of Michigan (in Houghton). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hunter's Point Park, sample the tasty concoctions at Brickside Brewery, examine the collection at Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums, and take in the dramatic scenery at Eagle River Falls.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Copper Harbor trip planner .

You can drive from Manistique to Copper Harbor in 4.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Eagle Harbor, Mineral Museum of Michigan, Eagle River Falls, Quincy Mine
Highlights from your plan
Mineral Museum of Michigan ©
Mineral Museum of Michigan
Quincy Mine ©
Quincy Mine
Hunter's Point Park ©
Hunter's Point Park

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