8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Marquette
— Few hours
+2
bus + Drive + ferry:  6​h 45​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 1 day
+2
ferry + bus + Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Manistique
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Copper Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

few
hours
Marquette

Marquette
Marquette is a city in the U.S. To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Marquette trip builder app .

Philadelphia to Marquette is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Philadelphia in August; daily highs in Marquette reach 73°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Marquette

Neighborhoods

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day
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Biddle House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, then look for gifts at Island House Bike Shop, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island attractions app .

You can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry from Marquette to Mackinac Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Mackinac Island when traveling from Marquette in August, with lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chapel Rock and Beach and Grand Island. Step out of the city life by going to Sand Point Beach and Miners Castle Rock. Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring nature at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. There's more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Tannery Falls.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Munising sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and car from Mackinac Island to Munising takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Manistique.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Chapel Rock and Beach ©
Chapel Rock and Beach
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach

1
night
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 8th (Thu): stop by The Mustard Seed, take in the exciting artwork at Lake Effect Art Gallery, then explore the striking landscape at Palms Book State Park, and finally explore the activities along Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring).

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Manistique trip planner .

You can drive from Munising to Manistique in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Manistique

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) ©
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)
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 9th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Eagle River Falls, then stop by The Jampot, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Copper Harbor Bike Trail System, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Fort Wilkins State Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Harbor and then identify plant and animal life at Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Copper Harbor trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Manistique to Copper Harbor takes 4.5 hours. In August in Copper Harbor, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Eagle River Falls, The Jampot
Highlights from your plan
The Jampot ©
The Jampot
Fort Wilkins State Park ©
Fort Wilkins State Park
Eagle River Falls ©
Eagle River Falls

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