11 days in Mackinac Island, Sault Ste. Marie & Niagara Falls Itinerary

11 days in Mackinac Island, Sault Ste. Marie & Niagara Falls Itinerary

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11 days in Mackinac Island, Sault Ste. Marie & Niagara Falls Itinerary

Start: Sioux City
Fly:  14​h 15​min
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
+2
ferry + foot + bus:  3​h 45​min
Sault Ste. Marie
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + tram + train:  5​h 15​min
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Sioux City

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night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 21st (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Eagle Point Cave, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Liberty Lego Display, enjoy some diversion at Mackinac Island English Phone Booth!, then browse the exhibits of Fort Mackinac, then steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island attractions planner .

Sioux City to Mackinac Island is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sioux City to Mackinac Island, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sioux City in June: high temperatures in Mackinac Island hover around 67°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

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Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie ©
Sault Ste. Kids will appreciate attractions like Oswald's Bear Ranch and Museum Ship Valley Camp. Get in touch with nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park and P.H. Hoeft State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Petoskey State Park (in Petoskey) and 40 Mile Point Lighthouse (in Rogers City). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Soo Locks, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Soo Brewing Company, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tower of History.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sault Ste. Marie travel website .

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Sault Ste. Marie in 4 hours. In June in Sault Ste. Marie, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Rogers City, Oswald's Bear Ranch, Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Petoskey State Park
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Oswald's Bear Ranch ©
Oswald's Bear Ranch
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Petoskey State Park ©
Petoskey State Park

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Attractions like The Strong National Museum of Play and Aquarium of Niagara make great kid-friendly stops. Escape the urban bustle at Cave of the Winds and The Buffalo Zoo. Venture out of the city with trips to Tifft Nature Preserve (in Buffalo) and Seneca Park Zoo (in Rochester). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, and make a trip to Old Falls Street.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and train from Sault Ste. Marie to Niagara Falls takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Sault Ste. Marie in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 58°F in Niagara Falls. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Nature

Side Trips

Buffalo, Rochester
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
The Strong National Museum of Play ©

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