9 days in Mackinaw City & Mackinac Island Itinerary

9 days in Mackinaw City & Mackinac Island Itinerary

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Mackinaw City
— Few hours
Ferry
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Mackinac Island
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Mackinaw City
— 2 nights
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Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mackinaw City trip itinerary planner.

Chicago to Mackinaw City is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago to Mackinaw City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Chicago in August, with highs in Mackinaw City at 72°F and lows at 59°F. You'll set off for Mackinac Island on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Golf

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Step off the beaten path and head to Fort Holmes and Is It You Spot From Somewhere in Time Movie!. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum and Biddle House. There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Round Island Lighthouse, indulge in some personalized pampering at Lilac Tree Spa, identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, and see some colorful creatures with Great Turtle Kayak Tours.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island travel route planner.

Ride a ferry from Mackinaw City to Mackinac Island in an hour. August in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

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Mackinaw City

On the 13th (Thu), walk around Gary R Williams Memorial Park, see the interesting displays at Great Lake Light House Keepers, get engrossed in the history at Heritage Village at Mackinaw, then stroll around WaWatam Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nancy Dagwell Campbell Park. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, take in the exciting artwork at Fort de Baude Museum, then take in the waterfront at Huron Boardwalk, then take a memorable tour with Mackinaw Parasailing & Jet Boat Adventures, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at House of Glass.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mackinaw City trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Mackinac Island to Mackinaw City in an hour. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Adventure

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