3 days in Mackinaw City, Sault Ste. Marie & Whitefish Itinerary

3 days in Mackinaw City, Sault Ste. Marie & Whitefish Itinerary

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3 days in Mackinaw City, Sault Ste. Marie & Whitefish Itinerary

Start: Detroit
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4​h 45​min
1
Mackinaw City
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 45​min
3
Whitefish
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Detroit

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Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mackinaw City online trip itinerary builder .

Detroit to Mackinaw City is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or fly. Traveling from Detroit in August, things will get a bit cooler in Mackinaw City: highs are around 72°F and lows about 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Museums Historic Sites
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Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse ©
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse

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night
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie ©
Sault Ste. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Museum Ship Valley Camp and then make a trip to Soo Locks.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sault Ste. Marie day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Mackinaw City to Sault Ste. Marie in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Sault Ste. Marie can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Whitefish.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Zoos & Aquariums Museums Parks
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Museum Ship Valley Camp ©
Museum Ship Valley Camp
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks

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Whitefish

Whitefish ©
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): kick back and relax at City Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Whitefish trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Sault Ste. Marie to Whitefish takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sault Ste. Marie to Whitefish due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sault Ste. Marie in August, you will find days in Whitefish are a bit warmer (83°F), and nights are a bit cooler (48°F). On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Whitefish

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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City Beach ©
City Beach

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