10 days in Connecticut Itinerary

10 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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10 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Norwalk
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hartford
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Mystic
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Newark

2
nights
Norwalk

Norwalk ©
Norwalk, is the sixth most populous city in the U.S. Family-friendly places like The Maritime Aquarium and Stepping Stones Museum for Children will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Norwalk: New Haven (Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, & more). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Sasko Beach, meet the residents at Beardsley Zoo, hike along Pequonnock River Trail, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Two Roads Brewing Company.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Norwalk day trip planner.

Newark to Norwalk is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hartford.

Things to do in Norwalk

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

New Haven, Sasko Beach, Pequonnock River Trail, Beardsley Zoo, Two Roads Brewing Company
Highlights from your plan
The Maritime Aquarium ©
The Maritime Aquarium
Beardsley Zoo ©
Beardsley Zoo
Stepping Stones Museum for Children ©

4
nights
Hartford

Hartford ©
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. Kids will enjoy Connecticut Science Center and Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hartford: Thimble Islands (in Branford) and Quassy Amusement Park & Waterpark (in Middlebury). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at The Mark Twain House & Museum, examine the collection at Dinosaur State Park & Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Old Drake Hill Flower Bridge, and ponder the world of politics at Connecticut State Capitol.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hartford attractions app .

Getting from Norwalk to Hartford by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Hartford are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mystic.

Things to do in Hartford

Museums Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Windsor Locks, Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park, Dinosaur State Park, Quassy Amusement Park & Waterpark, Hill-Stead Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum
Quassy Amusement Park & Waterpark ©
Quassy Amusement Park & Waterpark
Kidcity Children's Museum ©
Kidcity Children's Museum

3
nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mystic Aquarium and Hammonasset Beach State Park. When in Mystic, make a side trip to see Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam, approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Mystic Seaport Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Mystic River Historical Society, try to win big at Foxwoods Resort Casino, and contemplate the long history of Olde Mistick Village.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mystic trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hartford to Mystic takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Hartford in July, expect nights in Mystic to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are slightly colder, around 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Mystic

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

The Submarine Force Museum, Tantaquidgeon Museum, Gillette Castle State Park, Hammonasset Beach State Park, Foxwoods Resort Casino
Highlights from your plan
Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Mystic Aquarium ©
Mystic Aquarium
Hammonasset Beach State Park ©
Hammonasset Beach State Park

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