5 days in Connecticut Itinerary

5 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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5 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Drive:  2​h 45​min
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
New Haven
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min


Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Mystic is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: try to win big at Foxwoods Resort Casino, contemplate the long history of Olde Mistick Village, see the interesting displays at Mystic Seaport, and take in the views from Mystic River Bascule Bridge.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mystic driving holiday planner.

Newark to Mystic is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In February in Mystic, expect temperatures between 38°F during the day and 23°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to New Haven.

Things to do in Mystic

#Museums, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Casinos

Side Trips

Mashantucket, The Submarine Force Museum
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The Submarine Force Museum ©
The Submarine Force Museum
Foxwoods Resort Casino ©
Foxwoods Resort Casino
Mystic Aquarium ©
Mystic Aquarium

New Haven

New Haven ©
New Haven, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Yale University Art Gallery, then learn more about the world around you at Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, and then admire all the interesting features of Yale University. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at New Britain Museum of American Art and then get engrossed in the history at Mark Twain House & Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our New Haven day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mystic to New Haven takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daytime highs in New Haven are 38°F, while nighttime lows are 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Haven

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

New Britain Museum of American Art, The Mark Twain House & Museum
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Yale University Art Gallery ©
Yale University Art Gallery
The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum
New Britain Museum of American Art ©