3 days in Mackinac Island & Mackinaw City Itinerary

3 days in Mackinac Island & Mackinaw City Itinerary

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3 days in Mackinac Island & Mackinaw City Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
bus + ferry:  15​h 30​min
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Mackinac Island
— 1 day
ferry:  30​min
2
Mackinaw City
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: Cincinnati

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day
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mackinac Island journey site .

Cincinnati to Mackinac Island is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Cincinnati in May, things will get slightly colder in Mackinac Island: highs are around 58°F and lows about 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

1
night
Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, then walk around Colonial Michilimackinac, and then take in the views from Mackinac Bridge.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mackinaw City holiday maker website .

Mackinaw City is just a stone's throw from Mackinac Island. In May, daily temperatures in Mackinaw City can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mackinac Bridge
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Colonial Michilimackinac ©
Colonial Michilimackinac
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse ©
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse

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