7 days in Mackinaw City & Frankenmuth Itinerary

7 days in Mackinaw City & Frankenmuth Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Mackinaw City
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Mackinaw City
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
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Frankenmuth
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
End: Mackinaw City

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Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Get in touch with nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park and Nancy Dagwell Campbell Park. You'll get in some beach time at Michigan Beach Park and Depot Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mackinaw City: Oswald's Bear Ranch (in Newberry), Boyne City Farmer's Market (in Boyne City) and Thorne Swift Nature Preserve (in Harbor Springs). The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, contemplate the long history of McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site, walk around Maritime Park, and take in the views from Mackinac Bridge.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mackinaw City road trip app.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Mackinaw City. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Charlevoix, Oswald's Bear Ranch, Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Cross In The Woods National Shrine, Mackinac Bridge
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Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Oswald's Bear Ranch ©
Oswald's Bear Ranch
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse ©
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse

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Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Bay City State Recreation Area and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, look for gifts at Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, and then explore the fascinating landscape at Zak And Macs Chocolate Haus.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Frankenmuth trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Mackinaw City to Frankenmuth takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mackinaw City in July: highs in Frankenmuth hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Outdoors Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Bay City State Recreation Area, Birch Run Premium Outlets
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland ©
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
Birch Run Premium Outlets ©
Birch Run Premium Outlets

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