15 days in Connecticut Itinerary

15 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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15 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Mystic
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hartford
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Norwalk
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: New York City

5
nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mystic Aquarium and Hammonasset Beach State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Madison (The Shoreline Greenway Trail & Meigs Point Nature Center), Gillette Castle State Park (in East Haddam) and Main Street Park, Essex Village (in Essex). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Mystic Seaport Museum, take in the waterfront at Ocean Beach Park, snap pictures at Mystic River Bascule Bridge, and go for a walk through Mystic River Historical Society.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mystic day trip website .

New York City to Mystic is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from New York City in August, things will get little chillier in Mystic: highs are around 79°F and lows about 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hartford.

Things to do in Mystic

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Madison, Groton, Main Street Park, Essex Village, Tantaquidgeon Museum, Harkness Memorial State Park
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Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Mystic Aquarium ©
Mystic Aquarium
Hammonasset Beach State Park ©
Hammonasset Beach State Park

4
nights
Hartford

Hartford ©
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Connecticut Science Center and New England Air Museum. When in Hartford, make a side trip to see Quassy Amusement Park & Waterpark in Middlebury, approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of The Mark Twain House & Museum, make a trip to Connecticut Fallen Firefighters Memorial, explore the world behind art at Hill-Stead Museum, and see the interesting displays at Dinosaur State Park & Museum.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hartford trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mystic to Hartford in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Hartford can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Norwalk.

Things to do in Hartford

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Windsor Locks, Hill-Stead Museum, Quassy Amusement Park & Waterpark, New Britain Museum of American Art, Dinosaur State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum
Quassy Amusement Park & Waterpark ©
Kidcity Children's Museum ©
Kidcity Children's Museum

5
nights
Norwalk

Norwalk ©
Norwalk, is the sixth most populous city in the U.S. Family-friendly places like The Maritime Aquarium and Beardsley Zoo will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to West Haven Beaches (in West Haven), New Haven (Center Church, Yale University, & more) and Derby Greenway (in Derby). There's lots more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Stepping Stones Museum for Children, visit a coastal fixture at Sheffield Island Lighthouse, examine the collection at Stamford Museum & Nature Center, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sasko Beach.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Norwalk online route maker .

Drive from Hartford to Norwalk in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Norwalk, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Norwalk

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

New Haven, Stratford, Fairfield, West Haven Beaches, Stamford Museum & Nature Center
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Sasko Beach ©
Sasko Beach
Beardsley Zoo ©
Beardsley Zoo
Stepping Stones Museum for Children ©

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