11 days in Connecticut Itinerary

11 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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11 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Norwalk
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Mystic
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hartford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Washington
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Newark

2
nights
Norwalk

Norwalk ©
Norwalk, is the sixth most populous city in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Norwalk side-trips: New Haven (Yale Center for British Art, Yale University Art Gallery, & more). There's much more to do: meet the residents at The Maritime Aquarium, ponder the design of St. Marks Episcopal Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at First Presbyterian Church of Stamford, Connecticut, and don't miss a visit to Flinn Gallery.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Norwalk trip planning website .

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 December in Norwalk, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 32°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Mystic.

Things to do in Norwalk

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

New Haven, Greenwich, First Presbyterian Church of Stamford, Connecticut, St. Margaret's Shrine, ACT of Connecticut
Highlights from your plan
Yale University Art Gallery ©
Yale University Art Gallery
The Maritime Aquarium ©
The Maritime Aquarium

3
nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Go for a jaunt from Mystic to East Haddam to see Gillette Castle State Park about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Mystic Seaport Museum, try your luck at Foxwoods Resort Casino, contemplate the long history of Olde Mistick Village, and take in the views from Mystic River Bascule Bridge.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mystic trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Norwalk to Mystic in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Mystic are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hartford.

Things to do in Mystic

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Foxwoods Resort Casino, Tantaquidgeon Museum, Gillette Castle State Park, Slater Memorial Museum, The Submarine Force Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Mystic Aquarium ©
Mystic Aquarium
Olde Mistick Village ©
Olde Mistick Village

2
nights
Hartford

Hartford ©
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. On the 4th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at New Britain Museum of American Art, then admire the masterpieces at Hill-Stead Museum, and then browse the exhibits of The Mark Twain House & Museum. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ski along the peaceful trails at Winding Trails, then examine the collection at New England Air Museum, then explore the world behind art at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Connecticut State Capitol.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Hartford trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Mystic to Hartford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Hartford can reach 36°F, while at night they dip to 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Washington.

Things to do in Hartford

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Farmington, New Britain Museum of American Art, New England Air Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art ©
Connecticut State Capitol ©
Connecticut State Capitol

3
nights
Washington

Washington ©
Washington is a rural town in Litchfield County, Connecticut, in the New England region of the United States. Explore Washington's surroundings by going to Scoville Memorial Library (in Salisbury), Sharon Audubon Center (in Sharon) and Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument (in East Canaan). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Gunn Historical Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourdes' Shrine, take in the views from West Cornwall Covered Bridge, and get engrossed in the history at Hotchkiss-Fyler House Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Washington trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Hartford to Washington takes 1.5 hours. In January in Washington, expect temperatures between 34°F during the day and 19°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Litchfield, Kent, Waterbury, Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument, West Cornwall Covered Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Gunn Historical Museum ©
Gunn Historical Museum
Hollister House Garden ©
Hollister House Garden
Connecticut Antique Machinery ©
Connecticut Antique Machinery

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