11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Fairfield
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Stratford
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
New Haven
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
New London
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
5
Groton
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
6
Mystic
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
7
Stonington
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
End: New York City

1
night
Fairfield

Fairfield ©
Fairfield is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Fairfield Museum and History Center and then trek along Norwalk River Valley Trail.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Fairfield trip itinerary builder app .

New York City to Fairfield is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In August, daily temperatures in Fairfield can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Tue) before leaving for Stratford.

Things to do in Fairfield

Museums Shopping Trails

Side Trip

Norwalk River Valley Trail
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Fairfield Museum and History Center ©
Fairfield Cheese Company ©
Fairfield Cheese Company

1
night
Stratford

Stratford ©
Stratford is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): kick back and relax at Short Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Stratford Point & Lighthouse, and then take an in-depth tour of Boothe Memorial Park and Museum.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Stratford trip itinerary planner .

Stratford is just a short distance from Fairfield. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to New Haven.

Things to do in Stratford

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Boothe Memorial Park and Museum ©
Boothe Memorial Park and Museum

1
night
New Haven

New Haven ©
New Haven, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Yale Center for British Art, then explore the world behind art at Yale University Art Gallery, then learn more about the world around you at Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, and finally gain insight at Yale University.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the New Haven day trip tool .

New Haven is just a stone's throw from Stratford. In August, daytime highs in New Haven are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to New London.

Things to do in New Haven

Museums
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Yale University Art Gallery ©
Yale University Art Gallery
Yale Center for British Art ©
Yale Center for British Art

1
night
New London

New London ©
New London is a seaport city and a port of entry on the northeast coast of the United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Cross Sound Ferry Lighthouse Cruises, then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Trumbull State Park, and then take a leisurely stroll along Ocean Beach Park.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read New London travel route planning website .

Drive from New Haven to New London in an hour. August in New London sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Groton.

Things to do in New London

Historic Sites Parks Transportation
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Fort Trumbull State Park ©
Fort Trumbull State Park
Ocean Beach Park ©
Ocean Beach Park

3
nights
Groton

Groton ©
Groton is a town located on the Thames River in New London County, Connecticut, United States. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park and Avery Point Light. Relax by the water at Cooper's Beach and Eastern Point Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Groton: Pindar Vineyards (in Peconic) and Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge (in Noyack). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Submarine Force Museum, appreciate the history behind US Submarine Veterans of WWII National Memorial East, walk around Bluff Point, Groton, Ct, and take an in-depth tour of Southampton Arts Center.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Groton trip planner .

Groton is just a stone's throw from New London. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mystic.

Things to do in Groton

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Southampton, Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge, Pindar Vineyards
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The Submarine Force Museum ©
The Submarine Force Museum
USS Nautilus ©
USS Nautilus

2
nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
On the 7th (Wed), examine the collection at Mystic Seaport Museum, steep yourself in history at Olde Mistick Village, and then kick back and relax at Misquamicut State Beach. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Florence Griswold Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Gillette Castle State Park, and then try to win big at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mystic journey planner .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, John F Kennedy International Airport and Bradley International Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Mystic can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mystic

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Misquamicut State Beach, Florence Griswold Museum, Gillette Castle State Park, Foxwoods Resort Casino
Highlights from your plan
Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Olde Mistick Village ©
Olde Mistick Village
Foxwoods Resort Casino ©
Foxwoods Resort Casino

1
night
Stonington

Stonington
The town of Stonington is located in New London County, Connecticut, United States, in the state's southeastern corner. On the 14th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Rainmaker Statue, then view the masterpieces at Stonington Vineyards, then identify plant and animal life at Napatree Point, and finally enjoy the sea views from Watch Hill Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the fresh offerings at Stonington Village Farmers' Market and then tour the pleasant surroundings at East Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Stonington route builder website .

Stonington is very close to Mystic. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stonington

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Watch Hill, Napatree Point, Rainmaker Statue
Highlights from your plan
Napatree Point
Napatree Point
Watch Hill Lighthouse ©
Watch Hill Lighthouse
Stonington Vineyards ©
Stonington Vineyards

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