12 days in Connecticut Itinerary

12 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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12 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly + Drive:  13​h 30​min
1
Norwalk
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Bristol
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Hartford
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Mystic
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Dublin

2
nights
Norwalk

Norwalk ©
Norwalk, is the sixth most populous city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at The Maritime Aquarium, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bronx Zoo, and then contemplate the long history of Square House Museum. Keep things going the next day: have fun and explore at Stepping Stones Museum for Children, visit a coastal fixture at Sheffield Island Lighthouse, and then admire the masterpieces at Yale University Art Gallery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Norwalk trip planning site .

Dublin, Ireland to Norwalk is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Dublin in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Norwalk: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bristol.

Things to do in Norwalk

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Square House Museum, Yale University Art Gallery, Bronx Zoo
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Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo
The Maritime Aquarium ©
The Maritime Aquarium
Stepping Stones Museum for Children ©

2
nights
Bristol

Bristol ©
Bristol is a suburban city located in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States, 20mi southwest of Hartford. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): see the interesting displays at American Clock & Watch Museum, stop by Fascia's Chocolates, and then find something for the whole family at Quassy Amusement Park & Waterpark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a splash at CoCo Key Water Resort Hotel & Convention Center - Waterbury and then admire the sheer force of Kent Falls State Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bristol day trip app .

Traveling by car from Norwalk to Bristol takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Hartford.

Things to do in Bristol

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Waterbury, Kent Falls State Park, Quassy Amusement Park & Waterpark
Highlights from your plan
Quassy Amusement Park & Waterpark ©
Quassy Amusement Park & Waterpark
Kent Falls State Park ©
Kent Falls State Park
American Clock & Watch Museum ©
American Clock & Watch Museum

3
nights
Hartford

Hartford is the capital of the U.S. Change things up with a short trip to Zipline in Charlemont (about 1h 25 min away). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Six Flags New England, engage your brain at Connecticut Science Center, admire the masterpieces at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, and admire the natural beauty at Elizabeth Park.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hartford trip maker .

Hartford is just a short distance from Bristol. In May, daily temperatures in Hartford can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mystic.

Things to do in Hartford

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trips

Elizabeth Park, Zipline, Six Flags New England
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Zipline
Six Flags New England ©
Six Flags New England
Connecticut Science Center ©
Connecticut Science Center

4
nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gillette Castle State Park (in East Haddam) and Hammonasset Beach State Park (in Madison). There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Mystic Aquarium, steep yourself in history at Olde Mistick Village, try to win big at Foxwoods Resort Casino, and take a tour of Charles W. Morgan.

To find where to stay and tourist information, go to the Mystic road trip website .

Traveling by car from Hartford to Mystic takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Hartford in May, you will find days in Mystic are slightly colder (21°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mystic

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hammonasset Beach State Park, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Gillette Castle State Park, The Book Barn
Highlights from your plan
Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Mystic Aquarium ©
Mystic Aquarium
Gillette Castle State Park ©
Gillette Castle State Park

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