9 days in Saint Ignace & Mackinac Island Itinerary

9 days in Saint Ignace & Mackinac Island Itinerary

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9 days in Saint Ignace & Mackinac Island Itinerary

Start: Madison
Drive:  7​h 15​min
1
Saint Ignace
— 5 nights
ferry:  15​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
+3
ferry + bus + taxi + Fly:  8​h
End: Madison

5
nights
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint Ignace: Newberry (Tahquamenon Logging Museum, Oswald's Bear Ranch, & more). The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Huron Boardwalk, try your luck at Kewadin Shores Casino, enjoy the sand and surf at Emmet County Beach 1 Mackinaw City, and take in the waterfront activity at Mackinaw City Marina.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Saint Ignace driving holiday planner .

Madison to Saint Ignace is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Madison to Saint Ignace due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madison in July, expect nights in Saint Ignace to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Mackinaw City, Newberry, Cut River Bridge State Roadside Park
Highlights from your plan
Conkling Heritage Park ©
Conkling Heritage Park
Oswald's Bear Ranch ©
Oswald's Bear Ranch
Wawatam Lighthouse ©
Wawatam Lighthouse

3
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St Anne's Catholic Church. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory, and brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac.

For maps and other tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island trip itinerary website .

Mackinac Island is just a stone's throw from Saint Ignace. August in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

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