5 days in Petoskey, Mackinac Island & Munising Itinerary

5 days in Petoskey, Mackinac Island & Munising Itinerary

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5 days in Petoskey, Mackinac Island & Munising Itinerary

Start: South Lyon
Drive:  4​h 30​min
— 1 night
Bus + Ferry:  2​h 15​min
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry + Bus + Drive:  6​h 15​min
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
End: South Lyon


Petoskey ©
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. On the 30th (Thu), take a stroll through Historic Gaslight District, then try your luck at Odawa Casino, and then do a tasting at Walloon Lake Winery.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Petoskey trip builder .

South Lyon to Petoskey is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from South Lyon in April; daily highs in Petoskey reach 47°F and lows reach 29°F. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Petoskey

Neighborhoods Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trip

Mushroom House Tours of Charlevoix
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Odawa Casino ©
Odawa Casino
Walloon Lake Winery ©
Walloon Lake Winery
Mushroom House Tours of Charlevoix ©

Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Biddle House and then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mackinac Island trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Petoskey to Mackinac Island takes 2.5 hours. May in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Museums
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park


Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): admire the sheer force of Miners Falls and then explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Munising trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car from Mackinac Island to Munising in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Munising

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Miners Falls ©
Miners Falls
Open Wings Pottery & Gallery ©
Open Wings Pottery & Gallery