8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Manistique
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Copper Harbor
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Ontonagon
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Detroit

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Escape the urban bustle at Tannery Falls and Miners Castle Rock. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chapel Rock and Beach and UP-Scale Art. Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring nature at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Sand Point Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Munising trip planner.

Detroit to Munising is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Detroit in June: high temperatures in Munising hover around 68°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Manistique.

Things to do in Munising

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

2
nights
Manistique

Manistique ©
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Fayette Historic State Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Palms Book State Park, and then do a tasting at Mackinaw Trail Winery. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Thompson State Fish Hatchery, look for all kinds of wild species at Seney National Wildlife Refuge, and then trek along The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Manistique trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Munising to Manistique in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Manistique are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Fayette Historic State Park, Seney National Wildlife Refuge
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Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park
Palms Book State Park ©
Palms Book State Park
Seney National Wildlife Refuge ©
Seney National Wildlife Refuge

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 4th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary, then grab your bike and head to Copper Harbor Bike Trail System, and then enjoy the sea views from Fort Wilkins State Park.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Copper Harbor tour itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Manistique to Copper Harbor in 4.5 hours. In July in Copper Harbor, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

2
nights
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Bond Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Porcupine Mountains State Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Clouds.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ontonagon tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Copper Harbor to Ontonagon takes 2 hours. July in Ontonagon sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Lake of the Clouds ©
Lake of the Clouds
Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State Park

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