12 days in Connecticut Itinerary

12 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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12 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Start: Baltimore
Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Milford
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Branford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Groton
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
4
New Haven
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Madison
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Baltimore

1
night
Milford

Milford ©
Milford is a Coterminous municipality within Coastal Connecticut and New Haven County, Connecticut, between Bridgeport, Connecticut and New Haven, Connecticut. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Walnut Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Silver Sands State Park, and then kick back and relax at Gulf Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: grab your bike and head to Derby Greenway, then identify plant and animal life at Wolf Conservation Center, and then identify plant and animal life at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation.

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Baltimore to Milford is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. In August in Milford, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Branford.

Things to do in Milford

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Wolf Conservation Center, Derby Greenway
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Silver Sands State Park ©
Silver Sands State Park
Wolf Conservation Center ©
Wolf Conservation Center
Ward Pound Ridge Reservation ©
Ward Pound Ridge Reservation

2
nights
Branford

Branford ©
Branford is a shoreline town located on Long Island Sound in New Haven County, Connecticut, 8mi east of New Haven. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Baiting Hollow Hummingbird Sanctuary and then head off the coast to Thimble Islands. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cool off at Splish Splash, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Calverton National Cemetery, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Thimble Islands Brewing Company.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Branford holiday planning app .

Branford is just a short distance from Milford. In August in Branford, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Groton.

Things to do in Branford

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trip

Calverton
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Splish Splash ©
Splish Splash
Calverton National Cemetery ©
Calverton National Cemetery
Thimble Islands Brewing Company ©
Thimble Islands Brewing Company

3
nights
Groton

Groton ©
Groton is a town located on the Thames River in New London County, Connecticut, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Eastern Point Beach and Florence Griswold Museum. Visiting Fort Trumbull State Park and Harkness Memorial State Park will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at USS Nautilus, see the interesting displays at The Submarine Force Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Elm Grove Cemetery, and pause for some photo ops at US Submarine Veterans of WWII National Memorial East.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Groton tour itinerary site .

You can drive from Branford to Groton in an hour. August in Groton sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to New Haven.

Things to do in Groton

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, Elm Grove Cemetery, Florence Griswold Museum, Harkness Memorial State Park, The Stonington Lighthouse Museum
Highlights from your plan
Florence Griswold Museum ©
Florence Griswold Museum
USS Nautilus ©
USS Nautilus

2
nights
New Haven

New Haven ©
New Haven, in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Grove Street Cemetery, then identify plant and animal life at Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center, then take in the dramatic scenery at Southford Falls State Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Anne's Church. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Center Church, explore the world behind art at Yale University Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Yale Collection of Musical Instruments, then take an in-depth tour of Knights of Columbus Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of New Haven Railroad Station.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New Haven travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Groton to New Haven takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in New Haven sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Madison.

Things to do in New Haven

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Southford Falls State Park, Saint Anne's Church, Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center
Highlights from your plan
Grove Street Cemetery ©
Grove Street Cemetery
Knights of Columbus Museum ©
Knights of Columbus Museum
Southford Falls State Park ©
Southford Falls State Park

3
nights
Madison

Madison ©
Madison is a town in the southeastern corner of New Haven County, Connecticut, United States, occupying a central location on Connecticut's Long Island Sound shoreline. On the 19th (Mon), get lost in a book at Scranton Library, then walk around Gillette Castle State Park, then look for gifts at Fromage Fine Foods & Coffees, and finally contemplate the long history of Oysterponds Historical Society. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Poland Catholic Church, then see the interesting displays at South Fork Natural History Museum, and then admire the majestic nature at Hammonasset Beach State Park.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Madison trip itinerary maker app .

Madison is just a stone's throw from New Haven. In August, daytime highs in Madison are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madison

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oysterponds Historical Society, Gillette Castle State Park, Fromage Fine Foods & Coffees, South Fork Natural History Museum, Our Lady of Poland Catholic Church
Highlights from your plan
Meigs Point Nature Center ©
Meigs Point Nature Center
Hammonasset Beach State Park ©
Hammonasset Beach State Park
South Fork Natural History Museum ©
South Fork Natural History Museum

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