7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

7 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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Paradise
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Marquette
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Copper Harbor
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Ontonagon
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Paradise

— 1 night
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. state of Michigan.Paradise is on the northeastern portion of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, on the western side of Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior, about 60mi by road from Sault Ste. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Paradise itinerary planner.

Jenison to Paradise is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In June, Paradise is little chillier than Jenison - with highs of 70°F and lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Marquette.

Things to do in Paradise

Nature · Parks
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Marquette

— 1 night
Marquette is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Marquette County. You've now added Marquette Maritime Museum to your itinerary. On the 29th (Tue), explore the activities along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, take in the dramatic scenery at Laughing Whitefish Falls, then see the interesting displays at Marquette Maritime Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Iron Ore Heritage Trail.

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Traveling by car from Paradise to Marquette takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Marquette sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Copper Harbor

— 1 night
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. You've added Jacob's Falls, Silver River Falls, Brockway Mountain Drive, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): stroll through Mount Arvon, take a memorable drive along Brockway Mountain Drive, take in the dramatic scenery at Silver River Falls, then admire the sheer force of Eagle River Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Jacob's Falls, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Brickside Brewery.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Copper Harbor vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Marquette to Copper Harbor takes 3 hours. While traveling from Marquette, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Copper Harbor, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 48°F. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 1:

Ontonagon

— 3 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Quincy Mine. Explore hidden gems such as Mineral Museum of Michigan and Ontonagon County Historical Museum. Step out of Ontonagon with an excursion to Carnegie Museum in Houghton--about 58 minutes away.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ontonagon route planner.

Traveling by car from Copper Harbor to Ontonagon takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. You will leave for home on the 4th (Sun).

Things to do in Ontonagon

Museums · Historic Sites · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:

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.