6 days in Houghton, Mackinac Island & Petoskey Itinerary

6 days in Houghton, Mackinac Island & Petoskey Itinerary

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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Bus to Petoskey
— 2 nights



Houghton is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan's Upper Peninsula and largest city in the Copper Country on the Keweenaw Peninsula. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at McLain State Park and then steep yourself in history at Quincy Mine.

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Green Bay to Houghton is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Green Bay to Houghton due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Green Bay in August, plan for little chillier days in Houghton, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Houghton

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Mackinac Island is known for nature, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, trot along with a tour on horseback, Head underground at Eagle Point Cave, and stroll through The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Mackinac Island trip itinerary builder website.

Explore your travel options from Houghton to Mackinac Island with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Petoskey.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Tours · Historic Sites


— 2 nights
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. state of Michigan. On your second day here, head outdoors with Wildwood Rush Zip Line Canopy Tour, don't miss a visit to Benjamin Twiggs, legendary cherry products, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Michigan Artists Gallery.

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You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Petoskey in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Petoskey can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Petoskey

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips