9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
+3
Fly + Taxi + Bus + Ferry:  8​h 30​min
1
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry:  15​min
2
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Newberry
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Ontonagon
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Pittsburgh

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Biddle House.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mackinac Island driving holiday planner .

Pittsburgh to Mackinac Island is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In July, Mackinac Island is a bit cooler than Pittsburgh - with highs of 73°F and lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Museums
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

1
night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get a taste of life in the country at Deer Ranch, delve into the mystery of Mystery Spot, then take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, and finally take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Saint Ignace trip planner .

Saint Ignace is just a stone's throw from Mackinac Island. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Newberry.
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Castle Rock ©
Castle Rock
Deer Ranch ©
Deer Ranch
Mystery Spot ©
Mystery Spot

2
nights
Newberry

Newberry ©
Newberry is a village in the U.S. On the 13th (Mon), examine the collection at Tahquamenon Logging Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Oswald's Bear Ranch and then get to know the resident critters at GarLyn Zoological Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Newberry trip builder website .

Drive from Saint Ignace to Newberry in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Saint Ignace in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 53°F in Newberry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Newberry

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Paradise, GarLyn Zoological Park
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Oswald's Bear Ranch ©
Oswald's Bear Ranch
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
GarLyn Zoological Park ©
GarLyn Zoological Park

2
nights
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 (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Point Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Munising Falls and then explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Munising day trip app .

Traveling by car from Newberry to Munising takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Miners Falls ©
Miners Falls

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nights
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bond Falls and then go deep underground at Adventure Mining Company. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Overlook and then immerse yourself in nature at Porcupine Mountains State Park.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ontonagon trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Munising to Ontonagon in 3 hours. In July in Ontonagon, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Adventure Mining Company
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Adventure Mining Company ©
Adventure Mining Company
Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State Park

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