9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Copper Harbor
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Ontonagon
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
ferry:  15​min
5
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
+2
ferry + Drive + bus:  6​h 45​min
6
Marquette
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis

1
night
Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor ©
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. On the 27th (Sat), explore the activities along Horseshoe Harbor.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Copper Harbor trip itinerary maker site .

Minneapolis to Copper Harbor is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Copper Harbor. In July, Copper Harbor is a bit cooler than Minneapolis - with highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eagle River Falls, Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums
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Eagle River Falls ©
Eagle River Falls
Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums ©

2
nights
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. On the 29th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bond Falls. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Adventure Mining Company, take a peaceful walk through Porcupine Mountains State Park, and then explore the activities along Lake of the Clouds.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ontonagon journey site .

You can drive from Copper Harbor to Ontonagon in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Adventure Mining Company
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Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Lake of the Clouds ©
Lake of the Clouds
Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State Park

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
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 31st (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Point Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Grand Island, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Spray Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Tannery Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, and then explore the activities along Chapel Rock and Beach.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Munising trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Ontonagon to Munising takes 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Munising are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach
Chapel Rock and Beach ©
Chapel Rock and Beach
Tannery Falls ©
Tannery Falls

1
night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 2nd (Fri), explore and take pictures at Deer Ranch, then immerse yourself in nature at Straits State Park, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Wawatam Lighthouse.

Plan my trip to Saint Ignace with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Munising to Saint Ignace in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Saint Ignace can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Straits State Park ©
Straits State Park
Wawatam Lighthouse ©
Wawatam Lighthouse
Deer Ranch ©
Deer Ranch

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, contemplate the long history of Biddle House, look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, don't miss a visit to Is it you spot from Somewhere in Time movie!, then look for gifts at Island House Bike Shop, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mackinac Island journey maker tool .

Mackinac Island is very close to Saint Ignace. August in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Marquette.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fort Holmes ©
Fort Holmes
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Biddle House ©
Biddle House

1
day
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. On the 4th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Presque Isle Park, trek along North Country Trail (aka Canyon Falls Trail), and then wander the streets of Downtown Marquette.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Marquette online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Marquette in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Traveling from Mackinac Island in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Marquette, with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

North Country Trail (aka Canyon Falls Trail)
Highlights from your plan
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Downtown Marquette ©
Downtown Marquette

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