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 + taxi:  6​h
1
Copper Harbor
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Marquette
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
ferry:  15​min
5
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Kalamazoo

1
night
Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor ©
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Fort Wilkins State Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Copper Harbor attractions planner .

Kalamazoo to Copper Harbor is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. When traveling from Kalamazoo in August, plan for little chillier days in Copper Harbor, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Eagle River Falls
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Eagle River Falls ©
Eagle River Falls

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Jilbert Dairy, hike along North Country Trail (aka Canyon Falls Trail), then wander the streets of Downtown Marquette, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Blackrocks Brewery.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Marquette travel planning app .

Traveling by car from Copper Harbor to Marquette takes 3 hours. Traveling from Copper Harbor in August, Marquette is slightly colder at night with lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Neighborhoods Breweries & Distilleries Trails

Side Trip

North Country Trail (aka Canyon Falls Trail)
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Downtown Marquette ©
Downtown Marquette
Blackrocks Brewery ©
Blackrocks Brewery

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
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 6th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Point Beach and then head off the coast to Grand Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center, then admire the sheer force of Tannery Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Chapel Falls, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Chapel Rock and Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Munising trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Marquette to Munising takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Munising are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Beaches
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Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach
Tannery Falls ©
Tannery Falls
Chapel Rock and Beach ©
Chapel Rock and Beach

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night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 8th (Thu), admire all the interesting features of Deer Ranch, admire the majestic nature at Straits State Park, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and finally view the masterpieces at Fort de Baude Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Saint Ignace trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Munising to Saint Ignace in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Saint Ignace, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Mackinac Island.

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

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): look for gifts at Island House Bike Shop, head outdoors with The Greens of Mackinac, then don't miss a visit to Is it you spot from Somewhere in Time movie!, then make a trip to Fort Holmes, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church. On your second day here, make a trip to Trinity Church, contemplate the long history of Biddle House, and then tee off at Jewel Golf Course.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island tour itinerary tool .

Mackinac Island is just a stone's throw from Saint Ignace. In August, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites
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St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Jewel Golf Course ©
Jewel Golf Course
The Greens of Mackinac ©
The Greens of Mackinac

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