4 days in Upper Peninsula & Petoskey Itinerary

4 days in Upper Peninsula & Petoskey Itinerary

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4 days in Upper Peninsula & Petoskey Itinerary

Start: Detroit
+3
Fly + taxi + bus + ferry:  5​h 30​min
1
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry + bus:  2​h 15​min
2
Petoskey
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Detroit

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Fort Holmes and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island trip itinerary tool .

Detroit to Mackinac Island is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Detroit in July, with highs in Mackinac Island at 73°F and lows at 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Petoskey.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park

2
nights
Petoskey

Petoskey ©
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. On the 24th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Castle Farms, enjoy the sand and surf at Michigan Beach Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Young State Park. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cross In The Woods National Shrine, identify plant and animal life at The Oden State Fish Hatchery, then identify plant and animal life at Thorne Swift Nature Preserve, and finally take a stroll through Historic Gaslight District.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Petoskey travel planning app .

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Petoskey in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Petoskey can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Petoskey

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Charlevoix, Young State Park, Thorne Swift Nature Preserve, Cross In The Woods National Shrine, The Oden State Fish Hatchery
Highlights from your plan
Castle Farms ©
Castle Farms
Cross In The Woods National Shrine ©
Cross In The Woods National Shrine
Young State Park
Young State Park

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