8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
ferry:  15​min
2
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Marquette
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Copper Harbor
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Kalamazoo

3
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Escape the urban bustle at Mackinac Island State Park and The Greens of Mackinac. Your inner history buff will appreciate St Anne's Catholic Church and Fort Holmes. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, make a trip to Trinity Church, play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course, and see the interesting displays at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mackinac Island road trip app .

Kalamazoo to Mackinac Island is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Traveling from Kalamazoo in June, expect Mackinac Island to be slightly colder, temps between 67°F and 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Jewel Golf Course ©
Jewel Golf Course
Fort Holmes ©
Fort Holmes

1
night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Deer Ranch, then admire the majestic nature at Straits State Park, then examine the collection at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Fort de Baude Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Saint Ignace road trip planner .

Saint Ignace is very close to Mackinac Island. In June, daytime highs in Saint Ignace are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

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

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. On the 21st (Fri), admire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park, see where the action happens at Superior Dome, and then take a stroll through Downtown Marquette.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Marquette travel route tool .

Traveling by car from Saint Ignace to Marquette takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Marquette can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Marquette

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Downtown Marquette ©
Downtown Marquette
Superior Dome ©
Superior Dome

2
nights
Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor ©
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Eagle River Falls, stop by The Jampot, then examine the collection at Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Fort Wilkins State Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Copper Harbor Bike Trail System and then identify plant and animal life at Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Copper Harbor journey maker tool .

You can drive from Marquette to Copper Harbor in 3 hours. While traveling from Marquette, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Copper Harbor, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Eagle Harbor, Eagle River Falls
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Eagle River Falls ©
Eagle River Falls
Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums ©
The Jampot ©
The Jampot

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