18 days in Detroit & Mackinac Island Itinerary

18 days in Detroit & Mackinac Island Itinerary

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18 days in Detroit & Mackinac Island Itinerary

Start: Detroit
1
Detroit
— 14 nights
+3
Fly + Taxi + Bus + Ferry:  5​h 30​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
+3
Ferry + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Detroit

14
nights
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Change things up with these side-trips from Detroit: Sandusky (Cedar Point & Kalahari Waterparks), Toledo (Toledo Zoo, Toledo Museum of Art, & more) and Marblehead Lighthouse State Park (in Marblehead). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, stroll around Belle Isle Park, contemplate the long history of The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, and admire the striking features of The Guardian Building.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Detroit sightseeing planner .

Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Detroit

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Toledo, Ann Arbor, Royal Oak, Frankenmuth, Sandusky
Highlights from your plan
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Mackinac Island is known for nature, museums, wildlife, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, stop by Caddywampus, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Detroit to Mackinac Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Detroit in May, expect Mackinac Island to be slightly colder, temps between 58°F and 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

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