13 days in Connecticut Itinerary

13 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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13 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Norwalk
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Mystic
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Litchfield
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Columbus

6
nights
Norwalk

Norwalk ©
Norwalk, is the sixth most populous city in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Norwalk: B&B Flower Farm (in West Haven), Bronx (New York Botanical Garden & Bronx Zoo) and Yale University (in New Haven). The adventure continues: get some fabulous bargains at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, immerse yourself in nature at Minnewaska State Park Preserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pequonnock River Trail, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Maritime Aquarium.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Norwalk trip planner .

Columbus to Norwalk is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in September, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mystic.

Things to do in Norwalk

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping

Side Trips

Bronx, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, Storm King Art Center, Pequonnock River Trail, Norwalk River Valley Trail
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Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets ©
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
New York Botanical Garden ©
New York Botanical Garden

4
nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mystic: Hammonasset Beach State Park (in Madison) and Gillette Castle State Park (in East Haddam). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Mystic Seaport Museum, take in the views from Mystic River Bascule Bridge, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Mystic Aquarium, and look for gifts at The Book Barn.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mystic trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Norwalk to Mystic in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Litchfield.

Things to do in Mystic

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Pleasure Beach, The Book Barn, Gillette Castle State Park, Hammonasset Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Mystic Aquarium ©
Mystic Aquarium
Olde Mistick Village ©
Olde Mistick Village

2
nights
Litchfield

Litchfield ©
Litchfield is a town in and former county seat of Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Haight-Brown Vineyard and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Lourdes' Shrine.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Litchfield journey planning site .

Drive from Mystic to Litchfield in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Litchfield can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Litchfield

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trip

Kent Falls State Park
Highlights from your plan
Kent Falls State Park ©
Kent Falls State Park
Haight-Brown Vineyard ©
Haight-Brown Vineyard

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