8 days in Mackinaw City & Mackinac Island Itinerary

8 days in Mackinaw City & Mackinac Island Itinerary

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8 days in Mackinaw City & Mackinac Island Itinerary

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

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nights
Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Mackinaw City side-trips: Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) (in Manistique), Paradise (Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Whitefish Point Light, & more) and Point Iroquois Lighthouse (in Sault Ste. Marie). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, stroll around Colonial Michilimackinac, take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock, and see the interesting displays at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc..

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mackinaw City holiday planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Mackinaw City. In September in Mackinaw City, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Saint Ignace, Paradise, Point Iroquois Lighthouse, Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)
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Colonial Michilimackinac ©
Colonial Michilimackinac
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Biddle House, then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Caddywampus, contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

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Mackinac Island is very close to Mackinaw City. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for the ferry ride back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

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