6 days in Mackinac Island & Northeast Wisconsin Itinerary

6 days in Mackinac Island & Northeast Wisconsin Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Washington Island
— 1 night
Sturgeon Bay
— 3 nights


Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): paddle through the water with Great Turtle Kayak Tours and then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course, explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island attractions planner.

Chicago to Mackinac Island is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Mackinac Island is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Chicago in July; daily highs in Mackinac Island reach 73°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Washington Island.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Washington Island

— 1 night
Washington Island is located about northeast of the tip of Door Peninsula in Door County, Wisconsin. On the 28th (Wed), kick back and relax at Schoolhouse Beach and then pause for some serene contemplation at Washington Island Stavkirke.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington Island holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mackinac Island to Washington Island. In July, daily temperatures in Washington Island can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sturgeon Bay.

Things to do in Washington Island

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Sturgeon Bay

— 3 nights
Sturgeon Bay is a city in and the county seat of Door County, Wisconsin, United States. Kids will appreciate attractions like Boat Tours & Water Sports and Nicolet Bay Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Kurtz Corral and Whitefish Dunes State Park. Take a break from Sturgeon Bay with a short trip to Ellison Bay Pottery Studios in Ellison Bay, about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: walk around Cave Point County Park, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at 'Untitled' Used & Rare Books, Maps, & Ephemera, and experience rural life at The Farm.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sturgeon Bay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Washington Island to Sturgeon Bay takes 2 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington Island to Sturgeon Bay is minus 1 hour. In July in Sturgeon Bay, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Sturgeon Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Shopping

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