9 days in Michigan's Central Upper Peninsula Itinerary

9 days in Michigan's Central Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Marquette
— 1 night
Drive
2
Escanaba
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Grand Marais
— 1 night
Drive
4
Munising
— 4 nights
Taxi to Marquette, Fly to Indianapolis

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Marquette — 1 night

Marquette is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Marquette County. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, and then experience rural life at Jilbert Dairy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): stop by Downtown Marquette, then see the interesting displays at Marquette Maritime Museum, then explore the galleries of Lakenenland Sculpture Park, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Blackrocks Brewery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Marquette travel itinerary planner.

Indianapolis to Marquette is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Indianapolis in July, with highs in Marquette at 75°F and lows at 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Escanaba.
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Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Escanaba — 2 nights

Escanaba is a port city in Delta County in the U.S. state of Michigan, located on the Escanaba River in the banana belt of the state's Upper Peninsula. On the 7th (Wed), visit a coastal fixture at Sand Point Lighthouse, stroll around Ludington Park, and then don't miss a visit to Iron Mountain Iron Mine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Historical Village Fayette Park, then admire the majestic nature at Fayette Historic State Park, and then learn about winemaking at Leigh's Garden Winery.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Escanaba online vacation planner.

You can drive from Marquette to Escanaba in 1.5 hours. In July in Escanaba, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grand Marais.
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Grand Marais — 1 night

Grand Marais is an unincorporated community in Burt Township, Alger County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Au Sable Light Station, then go for a walk through Log Slide Overlook, and then head outdoors with Sable Falls.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Grand Marais online route maker.

Getting from Escanaba to Grand Marais by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Grand Marais are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Munising.
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Outdoors

Munising — 4 nights

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Explore Munising's surroundings by going to Manistique (Treasure City, Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring), &more). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, admire the sheer force of Spray Falls, take an in-depth tour of Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Munising sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Marais to Munising takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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