4 days in Mackinaw, Mount Clemens & Petoskey Itinerary

4 days in Mackinaw, Mount Clemens & Petoskey Itinerary

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Mackinaw
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Mount Clemens
— 1 day
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Petoskey
— 2 nights
Bus to Pellston, MI, Fly to Columbus

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Mackinaw

Mackinaw is a village in Tazewell County, Illinois, United States, and is part of the Peoria, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area. On the 5th (Fri), do a tasting at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard.

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Columbus to Mackinaw is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. October in Mackinaw sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Mount Clemens.

Things to do in Mackinaw

Wineries
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Mount Clemens

— 1 day
Mount Clemens is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stop by Gibraltar Trade Center.

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Traveling by car from Mackinaw to Mount Clemens takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mackinaw to Mount Clemens due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mackinaw in October: highs in Mount Clemens hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Petoskey.

Things to do in Mount Clemens

Shopping
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Petoskey

— 2 nights
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site, delve into the distant past with Colonial Michilimackinac, and then take in the views from Mackinac Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Little Traverse Wheelway and then admire the majestic nature at Petoskey State Park.

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You can drive from Mount Clemens to Petoskey in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Mount Clemens in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Petoskey: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Petoskey

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

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