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

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Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Step off the beaten path and head to The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk and Headlands International Dark Sky Park. Get outdoors at Tahquamenon Falls and Nub's Nob. Explore Mackinaw City's surroundings by going to Cross In The Woods National Shrine (in Indian River), Crisp Point Lighthouse (in Newberry) and Seul Choix Point Lighthouse (in Gulliver). It doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Heritage Village at Mackinaw and snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mackinaw City online visit planner .

In November, daytime highs in Mackinaw City are 42°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tahquamenon Falls, Seul Choix Point Lighthouse, The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk, Cross In The Woods National Shrine, Nub's Nob
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Seul Choix Point Lighthouse ©
Seul Choix Point Lighthouse
Headlands International Dark Sky Park ©
Cross In The Woods National Shrine ©
Cross In The Woods National Shrine

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 21st (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, see the interesting displays at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park. On the next day, play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course, steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, then explore the galleries of Fort Mackinac, and finally get outside with The Greens of Mackinac.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mackinac Island journey planning site .

Mackinac Island is just a stone's throw from Mackinaw City. In November, daily temperatures in Mackinac Island can reach 42°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes

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