7 days in Baxter & Mackinac Island Itinerary

7 days in Baxter & Mackinac Island Itinerary

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— 3 nights
Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Minneapolis



— 3 nights
Baxter is a city in Crow Wing County, Minnesota, United States. Explore Baxter's surroundings by going to Crosslake Community Center (in Crosslake), Croft Mine Historical Park (in Crosby) and Paul Bunyan State Trail (in Brainerd). There's lots more to do: go for a stroll along the water at Deep Portage Conservation Reserve and Learning Center, sample the tasty concoctions at Jack Pine Brewery, stroll around Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area, and stroll through Root River Trail.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Baxter travel planner.

Minneapolis to Baxter is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Minneapolis in June, Baxter is a bit cooler at night with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Baxter

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

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Mackinac Island

— 3 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Mackinac Island is known for nature, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and don't miss a visit to Is It You Spot From Somewhere in Time Movie!.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island attractions planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Baxter to Mackinac Island with the Route module. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Baxter in June: highs in Mackinac Island hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Nature
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