11 days in Connecticut Itinerary

11 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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11 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Start: New York City
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
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Norwalk

Norwalk ©
Norwalk, is the sixth most populous city in the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Norwalk: Thimble Islands (in Branford) and Collis P. Huntington State Park (in Redding). There's lots more to do: whizz through the canopy at The Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum, admire the landmark architecture of The Glass House, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Maritime Aquarium, and stop by WUSTHOF Outlet Store.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Norwalk day trip website .

New York City to Norwalk is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from New York City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Norwalk, with lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hartford.

Things to do in Norwalk

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

First Presbyterian Church of Stamford, Connecticut, The Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum, Thimble Islands, The Glass House, Collis P. Huntington State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Maritime Aquarium ©
The Maritime Aquarium
Sheffield Island Lighthouse ©
Sheffield Island Lighthouse

4
nights
Hartford

Hartford ©
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Hartford side-trips: Gouveia Vineyards (in Wallingford), New Haven (Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, & more) and Lyman Orchards (in Middlefield). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at The Mark Twain House & Museum, admire the masterpieces at Hill-Stead Museum, walk around Northwest Park, and admire the majestic nature at Gillette Castle State Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hartford journey maker website .

You can drive from Norwalk to Hartford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Mystic.

Things to do in Hartford

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

New Haven, Gouveia Vineyards, Lake Compounce, New Britain Museum of American Art, Lyman Orchards
Highlights from your plan
The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum
Yale University Art Gallery ©
Yale University Art Gallery
Gillette Castle State Park ©
Gillette Castle State Park

4
nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Get out of town with these interesting Mystic side-trips: Indian River Marina (in Clinton) and Hammonasset Beach State Park (in Madison). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Mystic Seaport Museum, step aboard Charles W. Morgan, try your luck at Foxwoods Resort Casino, and stop by The Book Barn.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mystic trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Hartford to Mystic in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Mystic are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Mystic

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Harkness Memorial State Park, Indian River Marina, The Submarine Force Museum, The Book Barn, Foxwoods Resort Casino
Highlights from your plan
Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Mystic Aquarium ©
Mystic Aquarium
Olde Mistick Village ©
Olde Mistick Village

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