6 days in Columbus, Petoskey & Mackinac Island Itinerary

6 days in Columbus, Petoskey & Mackinac Island Itinerary

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6 days in Columbus, Petoskey & Mackinac Island Itinerary

Start: Columbus
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Columbus
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h 30​min
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Petoskey
— 2 nights
bus + ferry:  2​h 15​min
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Columbus

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Columbus

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): wander the streets of Short North Arts District, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then have fun at Huntington Park, and finally get curious at Center of Science and Industry (COSI). Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, then wander the streets of Easton Town Center, and then steep yourself in history at German Village.

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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Columbus. July in Columbus sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Petoskey.

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Center of Science and Industry (COSI) ©
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Huntington Park

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Petoskey

Petoskey ©
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): stop by Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen, work some fitness into your day at North Western State Trail, then grab your bike and head to Little Traverse Wheelway, and finally take a stroll through Historic Gaslight District. On your second day here, appreciate the views at Bear River Valley Recreation Area, admire the majestic nature at Petoskey State Park, and then have some family-friendly fun at Pirates Cove Adventure Golf.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Petoskey road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Columbus to Petoskey takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Columbus in July; daily highs in Petoskey reach 75°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

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Little Traverse Wheelway
Petoskey State Park
Petoskey State Park
Bear River Valley Recreation Area ©
Bear River Valley Recreation Area

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Mackinac Island

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Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 2nd (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, then explore the galleries of Fort Mackinac, then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Petoskey to Mackinac Island by combination of bus and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In August in Mackinac Island, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park

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