3 days in Mackinac Island & Mackinaw City Itinerary

3 days in Mackinac Island & Mackinaw City Itinerary

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Mackinac Island
— 1 day
Mackinaw City
— 2 nights


Mackinac Island

— 1 day
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 11th (Wed), tour on your own time with Mackinac Cycle and then discover the deep blue sea with Great Turtle Kayak Tours.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island trip builder.

Northbrook to Mackinac Island is an approximately 8.5-hour travel. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Northbrook to Mackinac Island. While traveling from Northbrook, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mackinac Island, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

Mackinaw City

— 2 nights
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises and then see the interesting displays at Great Lake Light House Keepers.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mackinaw City day trip app.

Traveling by ferry from Mackinac Island to Mackinaw City takes an hour. In August in Mackinaw City, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 59°F at night. On the 13th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Museums · Historic Sites
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Michigan travel guide

Specialty Museums · Gift & Specialty Shops · State Parks
Great Lakes State
A state inextricably tied to its waterways, Michigan does water activities better than almost any other place in the country. Things to do in the state include numerous opportunities to swim, fish, sail, motorboat, and canoe. The country's only state to stretch over two peninsulas, Michigan features a long freshwater coastline. In a land of nearly 65,000 inland lakes and ponds, you can never be too far from a natural water source. Michigan's major claim to fame is its status as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, with the Detroit metropolitan area housing the country's three major car manufacturers. The city is also a major center of culture, the birthplace of the Motown Sound, and the home of several museums and other tourist attractions. Farther from the big urban centers, Michigan offers visitors a world of apple and cherry orchards, rustic villages, and picturesque vineyards.