5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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5 days in Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Marquette
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
Houghton
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Munising
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Chicago

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Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Marquette trip maker app .

Chicago to Marquette is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Marquette. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Chicago in August: high temperatures in Marquette hover around 73°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Houghton.

Things to do in Marquette

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park

1
night
Houghton

Houghton ©
Houghton is a city in the U.S. On the 13th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Mineral Museum of Michigan, steep yourself in history at Quincy Mine, then admire the engineering at Hungarian Falls, and finally get engrossed in the history at Houghton County Historical Museum Complex.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Houghton tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Marquette to Houghton takes 2 hours. August in Houghton sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Houghton

Museums Nature Trails

Side Trips

Quincy Mine, Hungarian Falls, Houghton County Historical Museum Complex
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Mineral Museum of Michigan ©
Mineral Museum of Michigan
Quincy Mine ©
Quincy Mine

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Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Visiting Sand Point Beach and Miners Castle Rock will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Fayette Historic State Park (in Garden) and Palms Book State Park (in Manistique). Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring nature at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. It doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Hiawatha National Forest and stop by Open Wings Pottery & Gallery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Munising trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Houghton to Munising takes 3 hours. In August in Munising, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Fayette Historic State Park, Palms Book State Park
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Palms Book State Park ©
Palms Book State Park
Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park

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