3 days in Chicago & Mackinaw City Itinerary

3 days in Chicago & Mackinaw City Itinerary

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3 days in Chicago & Mackinaw City Itinerary

Start: Chicago
1
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Mackinaw City
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Chicago

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night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then admire all the interesting features of Millennium Park, and finally explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, then get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, and then admire the landmark architecture of 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago sightseeing planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Chicago. February in Chicago sees daily highs of 36°F and lows of 20°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises, have some family-friendly fun at Spy Quest Laser Maze, then snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, then sample the tasty concoctions at Cheboygan Brewing company, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cross In The Woods National Shrine.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mackinaw City trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Chicago to Mackinaw City takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Mackinaw City due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Chicago in March; daily highs in Mackinaw City reach 32°F and lows reach 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cheboygan Brewing Company, Cross In The Woods National Shrine, Mackinac Bridge
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Cross In The Woods National Shrine ©
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge
Cheboygan Brewing Company ©
Cheboygan Brewing Company

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