4 days in Mackinac Island & Mackinaw City Itinerary

4 days in Mackinac Island & Mackinaw City Itinerary

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4 days in Mackinac Island & Mackinaw City Itinerary

Start: Chicago
+3
Fly + taxi + bus + ferry:  11​h 45​min
1
Mackinac Island
— 1 day
ferry:  30​min
2
Mackinaw City
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Chicago

1
day
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 18th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Biddle House, stop by Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, see the interesting displays at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, then contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island travel planning website .

Chicago to Mackinac Island is an approximately 12-hour combination of train, bus, and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Chicago to Mackinac Island, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chicago in November, plan for slightly colder days in Mackinac Island, with highs around 42°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Fort Holmes ©
Fort Holmes

2
nights
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 (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cross In The Woods National Shrine, contemplate the long history of Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and finally get engrossed in the history at Mackinaw Bridge Museum. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Headlands International Dark Sky Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mackinaw City holiday site .

Mackinaw City is very close to Mackinac Island. In November, daytime highs in Mackinaw City are 42°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cross In The Woods National Shrine, Museum of Ojibwa Culture
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Cross In The Woods National Shrine ©
Cross In The Woods National Shrine
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park ©
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park
Headlands International Dark Sky Park ©

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