12 days in Connecticut Itinerary

12 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to Norwalk
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
— 4 nights
Train to Boston Back Bay Station, Fly to Dublin


Norwalk — 2 nights

Norwalk, is the sixth most populous city in the U.S. state of Connecticut. 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 steep yourself in history at Square House Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: 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.

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Dublin, Ireland to Norwalk is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Dublin to Norwalk due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dublin in May, expect Norwalk to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bristol.
Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips

Bristol — 2 nights

Bristol is a suburban city located in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States, 20mi southwest of Hartford. On the 17th (Sun), get a taste of the local shopping with American Clock & Watch Museum, then look for gifts at Fascia's Chocolates, and then get in on the family fun at Quassy Amusement Park & Waterpark. Keep things going 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.

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Drive from Norwalk to Bristol in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hartford.
Theme Parks · Shopping · Parks · Nature
Side Trips

Hartford — 3 nights

Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut. Take a break from Hartford with a short trip to Zipline in Charlemont, about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of The Mark Twain House & Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Elizabeth Park, engage your brain at Connecticut Science Center, and ponder the world of politics at Connecticut State Capitol.

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Hartford is just a short distance from Bristol. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mystic.
Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Museums
Side Trips

Mystic — 4 nights

A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Get out of town with these interesting Mystic side-trips: Hammonasset Beach State Park (in Madison) and Gillette Castle State Park (in East Haddam). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Mystic Seaport Museum, try your luck at Foxwoods Resort Casino, make a trip to Mystic & Shoreline Visitor Information Center, and take in the pleasant sights at Mystic River Historical Society.

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You can drive from Hartford to Mystic in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and 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). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Connecticut travel guide

Aquariums · Theaters · Observatories
The Constitution State
Perhaps best known for its renowned private and public universities, Connecticut was once home to the country's first law school and still boasts one of the oldest secondary schools in America. More than just a small state packed with students, Connecticut offers visitors a chance to explore some of New England's finest tourist attractions while on vacation, including lighthouses, beaches, theaters, museums, galleries, and restaurants. Despite its small size, the state also boasts two large casino complexes, both located on Native American reservations. Rich in history and natural beauty, Connecticut draws newcomers from around the world, with large Polish, Chinese, and Hispanic communities.