8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula journey planner

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Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
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Ferry to Mackinaw, Bus to Newberry, MI, Drive to Munising
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Munising
— 3 nights
Drive
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Garden
— 1 night
Drive
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Copper Harbor
— 1 night
Drive
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Newberry
— 1 night
Drive

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Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Biddle House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, then steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, and finally make a trip to Is It You Spot From Somewhere in Time Movie!. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Trinity Church, explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, then look for gifts at Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, then add some adventure to your tour with Great Turtle Kayak Tours, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Lilac Tree Spa.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island trip builder website.

Detroit to Mackinac Island is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Detroit in October, with highs in Mackinac Island at 55°F and lows at 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife · Spas

Munising

— 3 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seney National Wildlife Refuge and Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Munising: Marquette (Presque Isle Park & Downtown Marquette) and Palms Book State Park (in Manistique). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, stop by Open Wings Pottery & Gallery, and stroll through Sand Point Beach.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Munising online trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and car from Mackinac Island to Munising in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. October in Munising sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Garden.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Garden

— 1 night
Garden is a village in Delta County of the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Historical Village Fayette Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Fayette Historic State Park, and then learn about winemaking at Garden Bay Winery.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Garden visit planner.

You can drive from Munising to Garden in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in October, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Garden

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wineries

Side Trip

Copper Harbor

— 1 night
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Fort Wilkins State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary, then admire the sheer force of Silver River Falls, and finally see the interesting displays at Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Copper Harbor trip itinerary website.

Getting from Garden to Copper Harbor by car takes about 4.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Copper Harbor are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Newberry.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Newberry

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls, visit a coastal fixture at Crisp Point Lighthouse, and then get a dose of the wild on Nature's Kennel Sled Dog Racing and Adventures.

Planning Newberry trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Copper Harbor to Newberry takes 5 hours. Traveling from Copper Harbor in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 38°F in Newberry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Newberry

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Upper Peninsula travel guide

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Waterfalls · Geologic Formations · State Parks
Natural attractions steal the show on an Upper Peninsula vacation. Michigan's sparsely populated northern region is famous for its extensive shoreline along the Great Lakes and thick swathes of protected forest. Many of the region's waterways feature dramatic cascades, and a history of volcanic activity has created a wealth of interesting rock formations and colorful mineral deposits. Wildlife spotting remains a top reason to take a trip to Upper Peninsula, with deer, bears, wolves, and porcupines all easily seen in the area's pristine wilderness.