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

4
nights
Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Popular historic sites such as Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse and Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Tahquamenon Falls State Park and Thorne Swift Nature Preserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Mackinaw City: Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum (in Paradise), Cross In The Woods National Shrine (in Indian River) and Cheboygan State Park (in Cheboygan). There's much more to do: enjoy the sea views from McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site, tour the pleasant surroundings at Colonial Michilimackinac, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and get great views at Castle Rock.

To see where to stay and tourist information, read our Mackinaw City trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Mackinaw City. In June, daily temperatures in Mackinaw City can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Saint Ignace, Paradise, Cross In The Woods National Shrine, Cheboygan State Park, Depot Beach
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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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nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Round Island Lighthouse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mission Church, identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, then pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, then steep yourself in history at Biddle House, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock.

To find reviews and other tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island online visit planner .

Mackinac Island is just a short distance from Mackinaw City. In June, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for the ferry ride 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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