7 days in Connecticut Itinerary

7 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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7 days in Connecticut Itinerary

New York City
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Mystic
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
New Haven
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
New York City

3
days
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mystic Seaport and Florence Griswold Museum. There's much more to do: try your luck at Foxwoods Resort Casino, look for gifts at The Book Barn, snap pictures at Mystic River Bascule Bridge, and kick back and relax at Eastern Point Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mystic road trip app .

New York City to Mystic is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Mystic hover around 43°F and lows are around 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to New Haven.

Things to do in Mystic

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Groton, The Book Barn, Florence Griswold Museum, Foxwoods Resort Casino
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The Submarine Force Museum ©
The Submarine Force Museum
Foxwoods Resort Casino ©
Foxwoods Resort Casino
Mystic Seaport ©
Mystic Seaport

4
days
New Haven

New Haven
New Haven, in the U.S. Get some cultural insight at Mark Twain House & Museum and New Britain Museum of American Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Haven: Gillette Castle State Park (in East Haddam) and Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art (in Hartford). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Yale University Art Gallery, learn about winemaking at Gouveia Vineyards, stroll through Silver Sands State Park, and immerse yourself in nature at Hammonasset Beach State Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the New Haven travel route planner.

Drive from Mystic to New Haven in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December in New Haven, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 33°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in New Haven

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hartford, New Britain Museum of American Art, Hammonasset Beach State Park, Gillette Castle State Park, Silver Sands State Park
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Mark Twain House & Museum
Mark Twain House & Museum
Gillette Castle State Park ©
Gillette Castle State Park
Yale University Art Gallery
Yale University Art Gallery

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