8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Munising
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + bus + ferry:  6​h 15​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 1 day
ferry + Drive:  2​h
3
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Manistique
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Copper Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Tampa

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Munising trip itinerary app .

Tampa to Munising is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. When traveling from Tampa in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Munising, with highs around 74°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach
Chapel Rock and Beach ©
Chapel Rock and Beach

1
day
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Biddle House, steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island trip planning tool .

Do a combination of car, bus, and ferry from Munising to Mackinac Island in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. July in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paradise online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mackinac Island in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 53°F in Paradise. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Manistique.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks Nature
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Tahquamenon Falls ©
Tahquamenon Falls
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park

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 12th (Fri): stroll through The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk, stop by The Mustard Seed, then get a taste of the local shopping with Lake Effect Art Gallery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Palms Book State Park.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Manistique driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Paradise to Manistique in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks Wildlife Trails
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Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park
The Mustard Seed ©
The Mustard Seed
Lake Effect Art Gallery ©
Lake Effect Art Gallery

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 13th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary, grab your bike and head to Copper Harbor Bike Trail System, and then enjoy the sea views from Fort Wilkins State Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Eagle River Falls and then take in the dramatic scenery at Jacob's Falls.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Copper Harbor day trip planning website .

You can drive from Manistique to Copper Harbor in 4.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Copper Harbor are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Eagle River
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Fort Wilkins State Park ©
Fort Wilkins State Park
Jacob's Falls ©
Jacob's Falls
Eagle River Falls ©
Eagle River Falls

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