8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Flint
+2
bus + foot + ferry:  8​h 30​min
1
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
ferry + bus:  3​h 45​min
2
Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Munising
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Hancock
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Copper Harbor
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Flint

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 23rd (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course, examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island day trip website .

Flint to Mackinac Island is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Flint in June: high temperatures in Mackinac Island hover around 67°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature Parks Museums
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St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes

1
night
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie
Sault Ste. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower of History, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Name of Mary Church, then meet the residents at Museum Ship Valley Camp, and finally enjoy the sea views from USDA Iroquois Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sault Ste. Marie day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Sault Ste. Marie in 4 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Sault Ste. Marie can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Museum Ship Valley Camp ©
Museum Ship Valley Camp
Tower of History ©
Tower of History

1
night
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 27th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Tannery Falls, then get engrossed in the history at Alger County Heritage Center, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Point Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Munising trip builder .

Drive from Sault Ste. Marie to Munising in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Hancock.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach
Tannery Falls ©
Tannery Falls

1
night
Hancock

Hancock ©
Hancock is a city in Houghton County, Michigan, United States and is located on Copper Island, which is part of the Keweenaw Peninsula, on the Keweenaw Waterway directly opposite Houghton, Michigan. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Quincy Mine, take an in-depth tour of Quincy Smelter, then examine the collection at Mineral Museum of Michigan, and finally get engrossed in the history at Carnegie Museum.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hancock holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from Munising to Hancock takes 3 hours. In June in Hancock, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Hancock

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Houghton
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Quincy Mine ©
Quincy Mine
Mineral Museum of Michigan ©
Mineral Museum of Michigan
Carnegie Museum ©
Carnegie Museum

2
nights
Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor ©
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. On the 29th (Sat), enjoy the sea views from Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums, look for all kinds of wild species at Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Brickside Brewery. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Manganese Falls, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Wilkins State Park, and then explore and take pictures at Brockway Mountain Drive.

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You can drive from Hancock to Copper Harbor in an hour. In June in Copper Harbor, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums
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Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums ©
Fort Wilkins State Park ©
Fort Wilkins State Park
Brickside Brewery ©
Brickside Brewery

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