8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Duluth International Airport, Drive to Ontonagon
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Ontonagon
— 1 night
Drive
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Munising
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint Ignace
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Omaha

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Ontonagon

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): hike along Porcupine Mountains State Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Main Overlook, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Adventure Mining Company.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ontonagon online travel route planner.

Omaha to Ontonagon is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Omaha to Ontonagon due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Omaha in July, with highs in Ontonagon at 75°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Nature · Trails · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Munising

— 2 nights
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 4th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls and then explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): get interesting insight from Tours, then look for gifts at Open Wings Pottery & Gallery, then explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, and finally admire the sheer force of Miners Falls.

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

You can drive from Ontonagon to Munising in 3 hours. In July in Munising, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Saint Ignace

— 2 nights
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, and finally wander the wide-open spaces of Deer Ranch. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at River of History Museum, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Museum Ship Valley Camp, then make a trip to Soo Locks, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Riverstone Gallery.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Ignace trip maker website.

You can drive from Munising to Saint Ignace in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Saint Ignace are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 8th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Biddle House, take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, then identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and finally look for gifts at Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Liberty Lego Display, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, then don't miss a visit to Trinity Church, and finally head off the coast to Eagle Point Cave.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mackinac Island day trip website.

Traveling by ferry from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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.