9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula trip planner

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Ontonagon
— 1 night
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Munising
— 2 nights
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Newberry
— 2 nights
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Saint Ignace
— 1 night
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Ontonagon

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Adventure Mining Company. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Ontonagon County Historical Museum and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bond Falls.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ontonagon trip planner.

Appleton to Ontonagon is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Appleton to Ontonagon, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Appleton in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Ontonagon, with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Munising.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Munising

— 2 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Munising Falls and then look for all kinds of wild species at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, then kick back and relax at Sand Point Beach, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Munising trip planner.

You can drive from Ontonagon to Munising in 3 hours. In July in Munising, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Newberry.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Newberry

— 2 nights
On the 28th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Oswald's Bear Ranch, 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 next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Seney National Wildlife Refuge and then get to know the resident critters at GarLyn Zoological Park.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Newberry trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Munising to Newberry by car takes about 1.5 hours. July in Newberry sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Newberry

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 30th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and finally stop by Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes.

Make your Mackinac Island itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Explore your travel options from Newberry to Mackinac Island with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Tours · Nature · Historic Sites

Saint Ignace

— 1 night
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 1st (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock, then examine the collection at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, and finally wander the wide-open spaces of Deer Ranch.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Saint Ignace trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by ferry from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace takes an hour. In July in Saint Ignace, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Museums

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.