9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

9 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Upper Peninsula route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Hancock
— 1 day
Drive
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Sault Ste. Marie
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Garden
— 1 night
Drive
4
Marquette
— 2 nights
Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Columbus

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Hancock

— 1 day
Hancock is a city in Houghton County, Michigan, United States and is located on Copper Island, which is part of the Keweenaw Peninsula, on the Keweenaw Waterway directly opposite Houghton, Michigan. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Quincy Smelter and then go deep underground at Quincy Mine.

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Columbus to Hancock is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. While traveling from Columbus, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Hancock, ranging from highs of 43°F to lows of 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Hancock

Historic Sites · Museums

Sault Ste. Marie

— 3 nights
Sault Ste. Get some historical perspective at Point Iroquois Lighthouse and Tower of History. Explore hidden gems such as Soo Brewing Company and Kings Club Casino. Venture out of the city with trips to Paradise (Tahquamenon Falls State Park & Tahquamenon Falls). The adventure continues: make a trip to Soo Locks and observe the fascinating underwater world at Museum Ship Valley Camp.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sault Ste. Marie travel website.

Drive from Hancock to Sault Ste. Marie in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in April, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Garden.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Casinos

Side Trips

Garden

— 1 night
Garden is a village in Delta County of the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 20th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Historical Village Fayette Park, immerse yourself in nature at Fayette Historic State Park, and then learn about winemaking at Garden Bay Winery.

Before you visit Garden, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Sault Ste. Marie to Garden in 2.5 hours. In April in Garden, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 27°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Garden

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wineries

Side Trip

Marquette

— 2 nights
Marquette is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Marquette County. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, take a stroll through Downtown Marquette, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Blackrocks Brewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): have fun and explore at Upper Peninsula Children's Museum and then explore the fascinating underground world of Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Marquette road trip planner.

Drive from Garden to Marquette in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in April, and nighttime lows around 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Eagle Point Cave, steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, then examine the collection at Liberty Lego Display, and finally make a trip to Is It You Spot From Somewhere in Time Movie!. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Fort Mackinac, contemplate the long history of Biddle House, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mission Church.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mackinac Island online attractions planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Marquette to Mackinac Island in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In April, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 42°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Upper Peninsula travel guide

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Waterfalls · State Parks · Geologic Formations
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.