4 days in Chicago, Mackinac Island & Mackinaw City Itinerary

4 days in Chicago, Mackinac Island & Mackinaw City Itinerary

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Chicago
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Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
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Ferry
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Mackinaw City
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Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): stroll around Millennium Park, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago driving holiday planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Chicago. In July, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

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Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple ©
World heritage site
Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
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Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio ©
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Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course, pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, then visit a coastal fixture at Round Island Lighthouse, and finally see some colorful creatures with Great Turtle Kayak Tours.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mackinac Island sightseeing app.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Chicago to Mackinac Island in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Mackinac Island due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Chicago in July: high temperatures in Mackinac Island hover around 73°F and lows are around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
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Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. On the 30th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Emmet County Beach 1 Mackinaw City, steep yourself in history at McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site, then visit a coastal fixture at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, and finally stroll around Nancy Dagwell Campbell Park.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mackinaw City travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Mackinac Island to Mackinaw City by ferry takes about an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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