5 days in Northeast Michigan Itinerary

5 days in Northeast Michigan Itinerary

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Mackinaw City
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grayling
— 1 night
Drive to MBS International Airport, Fly to Minneapolis

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Mackinaw City

— 3 nights
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kids will enjoy Mackinac Bridge and Soo Locks. Get out of town with these interesting Mackinaw City side-trips: Maple Moon Sugarbush and Winery (in Petoskey), Alpena Shipwreck Tours (in Alpena) and Tahquamenon Falls State Park (in Paradise). There's much more to do: visit a coastal fixture at McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site, take an in-depth tour of Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, examine the collection at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc., and contemplate the long history of Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Mackinaw City driving holiday planning tool.

Minneapolis to Mackinaw City is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in August, with highs in Mackinaw City at 72°F and lows at 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Grayling.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Grayling

— 1 night
Grayling is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Crawford County. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Hartwick Pines State Park, don't miss a visit to Wellington Farm, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Grayling trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mackinaw City to Grayling takes 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Mackinaw City in August since evenings lows in Grayling dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grayling

Nature · Parks · Adventure · Outdoors