The average price of a 7-day trip to Mackinaw City is $1,702 for a solo traveler, $3,057 for a couple, and $5,731 for a family of 4. Mackinaw City hotels range from $70 to $257 per night with an average of $70, while most vacation rentals will cost $140 to $620 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) are between $616 and $936 per person for economy flights and $1,933 to $2,937 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $50 to $96 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Mackinaw City, MI, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to MKE and stay in a Mackinaw City hotel:

  • January 8th to March 11th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • August 13th to November 18th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Mackinaw City is usually early to mid September.

 

Average Mackinaw City Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Mackinaw City for a week is $1,192-$2,511($170-$359 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $50 to $96 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $392 to $777 for economy

Lodging: $75 to $90 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $145 to $177 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Mackinaw City for a week is $2,382-$4,278($340-$611 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $100 to $192 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $784 to $1,554 for economy

Lodging: $75 to $90 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $145 to $177 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Mackinaw City for a week is $3,868-$7,494($553-$1,071 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $200 to $384 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,568 to $3,108 for economy

Lodging: $150 to $180 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $232 to $283 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Mackinaw City

How cheap can you make a vacation to Mackinaw City? The cheapest trip to Mackinaw City is about $128 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 0% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $140 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $59.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Mackinaw City for a week is $893-$2,038($128-$291 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $21 to $43 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $392 to $777 for economy

Lodging: $59 to $70 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $140 to $160 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Mackinaw City for a week is $1,432-$3,116($205-$445 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $42 to $86 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $784 to $1,554 for economy

Lodging: $59 to $70 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $140 to $160 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Mackinaw City for a week is $2,864-$5,656($409-$808 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $84 to $172 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,568 to $3,108 for economy

Lodging: $118 to $140 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $224 to $224 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is harder to travel to Mackinaw City cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Mackinaw City Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Mackinaw City.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Mackinaw City for a week is $2,389-$9,531($341-$1,362 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $105 to $173 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $886 to $1,624 for first class

Lodging: $128 to $257 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $620 to $1,116 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Mackinaw City for a week is $4,010-$12,366($573-$1,767 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $210 to $346 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,772 to $3,248 for first class

Lodging: $128 to $257 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $620 to $1,116 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Mackinaw City for a week is $8,020-$22,056($1,146-$3,151 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $420 to $692 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,544 to $6,496 for first class

Lodging: $256 to $514 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $930 to $1,786 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Mackinaw City Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Mackinaw City is higher than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Mackinaw City due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Mackinaw City Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Mackinaw City hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are many options for vacation rentals across many price ranges in Mackinaw City.

 

Flight Costs to Mackinaw City

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $936 average in early to mid July to a low of $616 in early to mid September. Median flight price is $574. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Mackinaw City our data includes 594 originating airports, and 120 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Mackinaw City from an airport like Shevchenko (SCO) in Aktau (Kazakhstan) for an average $5,974 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Orlando Sanford International (SFB) in Sanford, FL (the United States) at an average of just $167.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Mackinaw City, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $320, so you can easily save about 52% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Mackinaw City can easily cost $320 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $21 per person. Private tours can cost $641 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

 

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