6 days in Mackinac Island & Traverse City Itinerary

6 days in Mackinac Island & Traverse City Itinerary

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6 days in Mackinac Island & Traverse City Itinerary

Start: Mackinac Island
1
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
ferry + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Traverse City
— 3 nights
bus + ferry:  4​h 15​min
End: Mackinac Island

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Fort Holmes and Trinity Church will appeal to history buffs. St Anne's Catholic Church and The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, head outdoors with The Greens of Mackinac, steep yourself in history at Biddle House, and tee off at Jewel Golf Course.

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In June, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church

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Traverse City

Traverse City ©
Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Leelanau Wine Cellars, then explore the galleries of Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Carlson's Fishery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Music House Museum, sample the fine beverages at Northern Latitudes Distillery, then learn about winemaking at L. Mawby Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at Suttons Bay Ciders.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Traverse City trip planner .

Getting from Mackinac Island to Traverse City by combination of ferry and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Mackinac Island in June, expect nights in Traverse City to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Traverse City

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Suttons Bay, Music House Museum, Carlson's Fishery, Leelanau Wine Cellars, Northern Latitudes Distillery
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Leelanau Wine Cellars ©
Leelanau Wine Cellars
Music House Museum ©
Music House Museum
Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum ©
Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum

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