14 days in Connecticut Itinerary

14 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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14 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Mystic
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Norwalk
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hartford
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Tampa

5
nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Get some cultural insight at Gillette Castle State Park and Tantaquidgeon Museum. Get some historical perspective at Olde Mistick Village and Elm Grove Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Mystic side-trips: Madison (Hammonasset Beach State Park & Meigs Point Nature Center). There's still lots to do: try your luck at Foxwoods Resort Casino, appreciate the history behind Rainmaker Statue, see the interesting displays at Mystic Seaport Museum, and revel in the low prices at Tanger Outlets Foxwoods.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mystic route planner.

Tampa to Mystic is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Traveling from Tampa in January, expect Mystic to be cooler, temps between 38°F and 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Norwalk.

Things to do in Mystic

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mashantucket, Madison, Groton, Pawcatuck, Gillette Castle State Park
Highlights from your plan
Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Foxwoods Resort Casino ©
Foxwoods Resort Casino
The Submarine Force Museum ©
The Submarine Force Museum

3
nights
Norwalk

Norwalk ©
Norwalk, is the sixth most populous city in the U.S. Visiting Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center and The Coastal Center at Milford Point will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will get to explore Yale University Art Gallery and Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. Get out of town with these interesting Norwalk side-trips: Mine Hill Preserve (in Roxbury) and Happy Landings Farm (in Brookfield). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Lucius Pond Ordway / Devil's Den Preserve, stop by Fairfield Cheese Company, visit a coastal fixture at Tongue Point Light, and sample the tasty concoctions at Two Roads Brewing Company.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Norwalk travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Mystic to Norwalk in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°F, and evening lows to 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Hartford.

Things to do in Norwalk

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

New Haven, Mine Hill Preserve, Two Roads Brewing Company, Lucius Pond Ordway / Devil's Den Preserve, The Coastal Center at Milford Point
Highlights from your plan
Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center ©
Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center
Yale University Art Gallery ©
Yale University Art Gallery

5
nights
Hartford

Hartford ©
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. Do your shopping at Lyman Orchards and Real Art Ways. The Mark Twain House & Museum and Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hartford: Steep Rock Reservation (in Washington Depot), White Memorial Conservation Center (in Litchfield) and American Legion and Peoples State Forests (in Barkhamsted). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Mansfield Hollow State Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St Joseph, identify plant and animal life at McLean Game Refuge, and admire the masterpieces at New Britain Museum of American Art.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hartford day trip site .

You can drive from Norwalk to Hartford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°F, and evening lows to 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hartford

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

MDC Reservoir #6, Gouveia Vineyards, Mansfield Hollow State Park, White Memorial Conservation Center, American Legion and Peoples State Forests
Highlights from your plan
The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum
New Britain Museum of American Art ©
New Britain Museum of American Art
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art ©
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

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