9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo
Fly + taxi:  6​h
1
Copper Harbor
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Ontonagon
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Marquette
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Manistique
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
End: Kalamazoo

1
night
Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor ©
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Manganese Falls.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Copper Harbor vacation planner.

Kalamazoo to Copper Harbor is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kalamazoo in October: highs in Copper Harbor hover around 54°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Haven Waterfalls and Park
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Fort Wilkins State Park ©
Fort Wilkins State Park
Manganese Falls ©
Manganese Falls

3
nights
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. Escape the urban bustle at Bond Falls and Presque Isle River. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Copper Peak and Black River Harbor Recreation Area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ontonagon: Bond Falls (in Paulding), Hancock (McLain State Park & Quincy Mine) and Downtown Miners Mural (in Ironwood).

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ontonagon trip planner .

Drive from Copper Harbor to Ontonagon in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Ontonagon are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Marquette.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ironwood, Hancock
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Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Copper Peak ©
Copper Peak
McLain State Park ©
McLain State Park

2
nights
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Tannery Falls, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Point Beach, and then take a stroll through Downtown Marquette. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Presque Isle Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Laughing Whitefish Falls, and then Head underground at Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Marquette travel route app .

You can drive from Ontonagon to Marquette in 2.5 hours. October in Marquette sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Manistique.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Munising, Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge
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Tannery Falls ©
Tannery Falls
Laughing Whitefish Falls ©
Laughing Whitefish Falls

2
nights
Manistique

Manistique ©
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Fayette Historic State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Palms Book State Park, and then hike along The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Seul Choix Point Lighthouse and then identify plant and animal life at Seney National Wildlife Refuge.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Manistique journey planner .

Drive from Marquette to Manistique in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in October, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Seul Choix Point Lighthouse, Fayette Historic State Park
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Seul Choix Point Lighthouse ©
Seul Choix Point Lighthouse
Seney National Wildlife Refuge ©
Seney National Wildlife Refuge
Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park

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