10 days in Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula Itinerary

10 days in Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula journey builder

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Make it your trip
Fly to Duluth International Airport, Drive to Ironwood
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Ironwood
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ontonagon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Copper Harbor
— 4 nights
Drive to Houghton County Memorial Airport, Fly to Atlanta

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Ironwood

— 2 nights
Ironwood is a city in Gogebic County in the U.S. state of Michigan, about 18mi south of Lake Superior. Ironwood is known for winter sports, parks, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: fly down the slopes at Copper Peak, pause for some photo ops at Downtown Miners Mural, walk around Little Girls Point, and grab your bike and head to Michigan's Iron Belle Trail - Western Gateway Trail.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ironwood road trip planning app.

Atlanta to Ironwood is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in August; daily highs in Ironwood reach 73°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Ironwood

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Ontonagon

— 3 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Mineral Museum of Michigan (in Houghton) and Quincy Mine (in Hancock).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ontonagon day trip planner.

You can drive from Ironwood to Ontonagon in 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Copper Harbor

— 4 nights
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Step out of Copper Harbor with an excursion to The Jampot in Eagle Harbor--about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Brockway Mountain Drive, explore the landscape on two wheels at Copper Harbor Bike Trail System, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Wilkins State Park, and stroll through Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Copper Harbor online holiday maker.

You can drive from Ontonagon to Copper Harbor in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips