7 days in Mackinac Island & Mackinaw City Itinerary

7 days in Mackinac Island & Mackinaw City Itinerary

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7 days in Mackinac Island & Mackinaw City Itinerary

Start: Detroit
+3
Fly + taxi + bus + ferry:  5​h 30​min
1
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
ferry:  30​min
2
Mackinaw City
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Detroit

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally steep yourself in history at Biddle House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, and then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mackinac Island tour app .

Detroit to Mackinac Island is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Detroit in June, things will get a bit cooler in Mackinac Island: highs are around 67°F and lows about 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock

4
nights
Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Bring the kids along to Colonial Michilimackinac and Museum Ship Valley Camp. Venture out of the city with trips to Oswald's Bear Ranch (in Newberry), Soo Locks (in Sault Ste. Marie) and Tahquamenon Falls State Park (in Paradise). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park, take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock, admire all the interesting features of Deer Ranch, and snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge.

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Mackinaw City is very close to Mackinac Island. In June, daily temperatures in Mackinaw City can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Saint Ignace, Sault Ste. Marie, Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Oswald's Bear Ranch
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Colonial Michilimackinac ©
Colonial Michilimackinac
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Oswald's Bear Ranch ©
Oswald's Bear Ranch

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