Sample Itinerary

The sample two-day itinerary below allows plenty of time to see Mackinac State Historic Parks “living history” museums and shop at the unique Visitors Center/Museum Stores that are located within each park. We can help modify this itinerary to accommodate your group’s special needs or you can choose to create an itinerary of your very own.


10:00 a.m.  Arrive in the Straits of Mackinac region.  Tour Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park
1:00 p.m.    Lunch at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park
2:00 p.m.    Tour Colonial Michilimackinac
4:00 p.m.    Check in at Straits of Mackinac lodging facility; rest, relax, shop or stroll.
5:00 p.m.    Dinner at a Mackinaw City restaurant of your choice.  The evening is yours to create and enjoy!


Morning Option #1
7:30 a.m   Breakfast
8:30 a.m.    Board ferry to Mackinac Island from Mackinaw City or St. Ignace
9:00 a.m.    Carriage tour of Mackinac Island.
11:00 a.m.  Tour Fort Mackinac

Morning Option #2
8:00 a.m.     Breakfast
9:00 a.m.     Tour Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
11:00 a.m.   Board ferry to Mackinac Island from Mackinaw City or St. Ignace.
11:45 a.m.   Tour Fort Mackinac.
12:30 p.m.   Lunch, Fort Mackinac Tea Room
1:30 p.m.     The afternoon is yours to discover. Re-board carriages and return to the village or stroll downhill from Fort Mackinac. Explore Mackinac State Historic Parks’ Historic Downtown Buildings on Market Street. Explore Mackinac’s quaint shops and eat fudge!
4:30 p.m.     Check in at your Mackinac Island lodging facility or board a ferry to Mackinaw City or St. Ignace.
5:00 p.m.     Rest, relax, shop or enjoy local biking, hiking and nature.  Enjoy the many fine Mackinac restaurants, and your Mackinac evening.

Scott Witsman
Mackinac State Historic Parks
Group Tour and Special Events Coordinator
(231) 436-4100
Box 873, Mackinaw City, MI 49701