7 days in Mackinaw City & Mackinac Island Itinerary

7 days in Mackinaw City & Mackinac Island Itinerary

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7 days in Mackinaw City & Mackinac Island Itinerary

Start: Mackinaw City
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Mackinaw City
— 3 nights
ferry:  30​min
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Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
ferry:  30​min
End: Mackinaw City

3
nights
Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse and Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tahquamenon Falls State Park and Mackinac Bridge. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site, get engrossed in the history at Heritage Village at Mackinaw, and stroll around Colonial Michilimackinac.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mackinaw City online trip planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Mackinaw City. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paradise, Mackinac Bridge
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Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse ©
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, then explore the galleries of Fort Mackinac, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tee off at Jewel Golf Course, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, contemplate the long history of Biddle House, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mackinac Island day trip app .

Mackinac Island is just a stone's throw from Mackinaw City. In June in Mackinac Island, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock

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