5 days in Mobile & Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula Itinerary

5 days in Mobile & Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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5 days in Mobile & Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  6​h
1
Mobile
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + taxi + bus + ferry:  10​h 15​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
+3
ferry + bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Chicago

2
nights
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. On the next day, deepen your knowledge of military history at Pensacola Naval Air Station and then brush up on your military savvy at National Naval Aviation Museum.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mobile travel route planner.

Chicago to Mobile is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in September: high temperatures in Mobile hover around 88°F and lows are around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Pensacola, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA
National Naval Aviation Museum ©
National Naval Aviation Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park and then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Mobile to Mackinac Island takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mobile to Mackinac Island due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Mobile in September, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Mackinac Island: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

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