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: Dallas
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  8​h 45​min
1
Mackinaw City
— 2 nights
Ferry:  30​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
+3
Ferry + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  36​h
End: Dallas

2
nights
Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. On the 2nd (Tue), enjoy the sea views from McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site, then visit a coastal fixture at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, then try your luck at Odawa Casino, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cross In The Woods National Shrine. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Crooked Vine Vineyard & Winery, tee off at Hidden River Golf and Casting Club, then steep yourself in history at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park, and finally stop by JoAnn's Fudge.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mackinaw City travel route planner.

Dallas to Mackinaw City is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Dallas to Mackinaw City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dallas in June, with highs in Mackinaw City at 67°F and lows at 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Crooked Vine Vineyard & Winery, Cross In The Woods National Shrine, Hidden River Golf and Casting Club
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Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse ©
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
Cross In The Woods National Shrine ©

3
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tee off at Wawashkamo Golf Club, contemplate the long history of Biddle House, then play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course, then stop by Island House Bike Shop, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island tour planner.

Mackinac Island is just a short distance from Mackinaw City. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes

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