9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  4​h
1
Marquette
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Ontonagon
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Mackinaw City
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Detroit

2
nights
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Visiting Iron Ore Heritage Trail and Upper Peninsula will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Downtown Marquette and Michigan Iron Industry Museum. There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park, tee off at Marquette Golf Club, contemplate the waterfront views at Dead River Falls, and examine the collection at Marquette Regional History Center.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Marquette road trip planning website .

Detroit to Marquette is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Detroit in July: high temperatures in Marquette hover around 75°F and lows are around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Upper Peninsula, Michigan Iron Industry Museum
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Iron Ore Heritage Trail ©
Iron Ore Heritage Trail
Michigan Iron Industry Museum ©
Michigan Iron Industry Museum
Marquette Regional History Center ©
Marquette Regional History Center

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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 15th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Autrain Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Au Train Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Tannery Falls, and finally stroll through Sand Point Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Munising trip builder website .

Getting from Marquette to Munising by car takes about an hour. In July, daytime highs in Munising are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Autrain Falls
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach
Tannery Falls ©
Tannery Falls

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Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Adventure Mining Company, walk around Ontonagon Township Park, and then get to know the fascinating history of Main Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Porcupine Mountains State Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Clouds, and then enjoy the sea views from Ontonagon Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ontonagon tour planner.

You can drive from Munising to Ontonagon in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Adventure Mining Company
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Lake of the Clouds ©
Lake of the Clouds
Ontonagon Lighthouse ©
Ontonagon Lighthouse
Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State Park

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Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Headlands International Dark Sky Park. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Thorne Swift Nature Preserve, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cross In The Woods National Shrine, then get engrossed in the history at Mackinaw Bridge Museum, and finally enjoy the sea views from Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises.

To find photos and other tourist information, read our Mackinaw City driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Ontonagon to Mackinaw City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thorne Swift Nature Preserve, Cross In The Woods National Shrine
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Headlands International Dark Sky Park ©
Cross In The Woods National Shrine ©
Cross In The Woods National Shrine
Thorne Swift Nature Preserve ©
Thorne Swift Nature Preserve

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