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Sample Itinerary

Below is a sample two-day itinerary that 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 needs (email 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.
12:30 p.m.    Picnic lunch at the picnic tables within Michilimackinac State Park.
1:30 p.m.    Tour Colonial Michilimackinac.
4:00 p.m.    Check in at Straits of Mackinac lodging facility; rest, relax, shop or stroll (if staying on island, board ferry around 3:00 p.m.)
5:00 p.m.    Dinner at a Mackinaw City/Mackinac Island restaurant of your choice. The evening is yours to create and enjoy!


Option #1 (if staying in Mackinaw City)

8:00 a.m.    Breakfast
9:00 a.m.    Visit Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
10:30 a.m.  Board ferry to Mackinac Island from Mackinaw City or St. Ignace
11:00 a.m.  Carriage tour of Mackinac Island
12:30 p.m.  Visit Fort Mackinac, lunch at Fort Mackinac Tea Room
1:15 p.m.    Tour Fort Mackinac
4:00 p.m.    Visit Historic Downtown Mackinac
Head back to Mackinaw City on boat of your choosing – explore Mackinac Island!

Morning Option #2 (if staying on Mackinac Island)

8:00 a.m.     Breakfast
9:00 a.m.     Carriage tour of Mackinac Island
10:45 a.m.   Tour Fort Mackinac
12:00 a.m.   Lunch at Fort Mackinac Tea Room
1:00 p.m.     Explore Historic Downtown Mackinac
3:00 p.m.     Rent bikes, explore Mackinac Island State Park
The rest of the evening is yours to explore!