8 days in Mackinaw City & Mackinac Island Itinerary

8 days in Mackinaw City & Mackinac Island Itinerary

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Mackinaw City
— 4 nights
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Mackinac Island
— 3 nights

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Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tahquamenon Falls State Park and McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mackinaw City: Petoskey (Petoskey State Park, Little Traverse Wheelway, &more), Oswald's Bear Ranch (in Newberry) and Manistique (Palms Book State Park & Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)). There's still lots to do: take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, see the interesting displays at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc., stroll around Nancy Dagwell Campbell Park, and steep yourself in history at Colonial Michilimackinac.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mackinaw City road trip 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory, immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, then explore the galleries of Fort Mackinac, and finally stop by Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory, look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island tour itinerary tool.

Ride a ferry from Mackinaw City to Mackinac Island in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Mackinac Island can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 54°F.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature