15 days in Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula Itinerary

15 days in Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula itinerary planner

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

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Ironwood

— 4 nights
Ironwood is a city in Gogebic County in the U.S. state of Michigan, about 18mi south of Lake Superior. Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at Ottawa National Forest. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Copper Peak, fly down the slopes at Mt. Zion Ski Hill & Overlook, contemplate the long history of Downtown Miners Mural, and walk around Little Girls Point.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Ironwood trip builder tool.

Washington to Ironwood is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Ironwood is minus 1 hour. In September, Ironwood is little chillier than Washington - with highs of 69°F and lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Ironwood

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Ontonagon

— 5 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Ontonagon: Paulding Light (in Paulding), Quincy Mine (in Hancock) and Mineral Museum of Michigan (in Houghton).

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ontonagon trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Ironwood to Ontonagon takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ironwood to Ontonagon is 1 hour. In September in Ontonagon, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Copper Harbor

— 5 nights
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Venture out of the city with trips to The Jampot (in Eagle Harbor) and Jacob's Falls (in Eagle River). There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Brockway Mountain Drive, grab your bike and head to Copper Harbor Bike Trail System, take in the dramatic scenery at Eagle River Falls, and enjoy the sea views from Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Copper Harbor online visit planner.

You can drive from Ontonagon to Copper Harbor in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Copper Harbor can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips