11 days in Connecticut & Newport Itinerary

11 days in Connecticut & Newport Itinerary

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11 days in Connecticut & Newport Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
New Haven
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
2
Guilford
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Mystic
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Newport
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Groton
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Old Lyme
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: New York City

1
day
New Haven

New Haven ©
New Haven, in the U.S. On the 4th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Yale University Art Gallery, then admire the striking features of New Haven Railroad Station, then learn more about the world around you at Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, and finally deepen your understanding at Yale University.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the New Haven trip builder .

New York City to New Haven is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. July in New Haven sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Guilford.

Things to do in New Haven

Museums Historic Sites
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Yale University Art Gallery ©
Yale University Art Gallery
Yale University ©
Yale University

1
night
Guilford

Guilford ©
Guilford is a town in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States, that borders Madison, Branford, North Branford and Durham, and is situated on I-95 and the coast. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): make a trip to Guilford Art Center, relax in the rural setting at Bishop's Orchards, then kick back and relax at Hammonasset Beach State Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Hyland House Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Guilford trip itinerary planning site .

Guilford is very close to New Haven. July in Guilford sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mystic.

Things to do in Guilford

Beaches Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hammonasset Beach State Park
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Hammonasset Beach State Park ©
Hammonasset Beach State Park
Guilford Art Center ©
Guilford Art Center
Bishop's Orchards ©
Bishop's Orchards

2
nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
On the 6th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Olde Mistick Village, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Mystic Aquarium, then see the interesting displays at Mystic Seaport Museum, and finally stop by The Spice & Tea Exchange. Here are some ideas for day two: try your luck at Foxwoods Resort Casino, then take a tour of Charles W. Morgan, then go for a walk through Mystic River Historical Society, and finally snap pictures at Mystic River Bascule Bridge.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mystic road trip planning app .

Getting from Guilford to Mystic by car takes about an hour. July in Mystic sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Mystic

Museums Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trip

Foxwoods Resort Casino
Highlights from your plan
Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Mystic Aquarium ©
Mystic Aquarium
Olde Mistick Village ©
Olde Mistick Village

3
nights
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newport: Heritage Museums & Gardens (in Sandwich), Plimoth Plantation (in Plymouth) and Shining Sea Bikeway (in Falmouth). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Cliff Walk, get a taste of the local shopping with Thames Glass, cruise along Ocean Drive Historic District, and see the interesting displays at The Breakers.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Newport trip website .

Drive from Mystic to Newport in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Groton.

Things to do in Newport

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Heritage Museums & Gardens, Shining Sea Bikeway, Plimoth Plantation
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The Breakers ©
The Breakers
Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens

3
nights
Groton

Groton ©
Groton is a town located on the Thames River in New London County, Connecticut, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): witness the site of a historic battle at Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park, examine the collection at The Submarine Force Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at USS Nautilus, and finally walk around Bluff Point, Groton, Ct. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): find something for the whole family at The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Groton online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Newport to Groton by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Groton can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Old Lyme.

Things to do in Groton

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ocean Beach Park, The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village
Highlights from your plan
The Submarine Force Museum ©
The Submarine Force Museum
USS Nautilus ©
USS Nautilus

1
night
Old Lyme

Old Lyme ©
Old Lyme is a town in New London County, Connecticut, United States. On the 13th (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at Rocky Neck State Park. Keep things going the next day: walk around DEEP Marine Headquarters - Ferry Landing Park, examine the collection at Connecticut River Museum, admire the masterpieces at Florence Griswold Museum, then stop by The Book Barn, and finally go for a walk through Main Street Park, Essex Village.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Old Lyme trip site .

Old Lyme is just a stone's throw from Groton. July in Old Lyme sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Old Lyme

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Essex, Rocky Neck State Park, The Book Barn
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Neck State Park ©
Rocky Neck State Park
Florence Griswold Museum ©
Florence Griswold Museum

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