5 days in Chicago & Michigan Itinerary

5 days in Chicago & Michigan Itinerary

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Chicago
— 1 night
2
Mackinaw City
— 2 nights
3
Mackinac Island
— 1 night

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Navy Pier as well as Shedd Aquarium. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium and then take in the waterfront at Navy Pier.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago day trip planning tool.

Decatur to Chicago is an approximately 3-hour car ride. August in Chicago sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 67°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Chicago

Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Navy Pier ©
Navy Pier
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

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nights
Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mackinaw City travel route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Chicago to Mackinaw City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Chicago in August, with highs in Mackinaw City at 72°F and lows at 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Conkling Heritage Park ©
Conkling Heritage Park
JoAnn's Fudge ©
JoAnn's Fudge
Maritime Park ©
Maritime Park

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night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours, examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, then look for gifts at Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, and finally steep yourself in history at Biddle House.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mackinac Island tour planner.

Traveling by ferry from Mackinaw City to Mackinac Island takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in August, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fort Holmes ©
Fort Holmes
Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island ©
Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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