21 days in Connecticut Itinerary

21 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Connecticut visit planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to Norwalk
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Norwalk
— 7 nights
Drive
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Hartford
— 6 nights
Drive
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Mystic
— 7 nights
Train to Boston South Station, Fly to Sofia

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Norwalk

— 7 nights
Norwalk, is the sixth most populous city in the U.S. state of Connecticut. Kids will enjoy The Maritime Aquarium and Yale University Art Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to New Haven (St. Mary's Church, Yale University, &more), Boothe Memorial Park and Museum (in Stratford) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Branford). Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Sheffield Island Lighthouse, take an in-depth tour of Danbury Museum & Historical Society, hike along Gurski Farm- Williams Park, and examine the collection at Stamford Museum & Nature Center.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Norwalk visit website.

Sofia, Bulgaria to Norwalk is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Sofia in August, Norwalk is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hartford.

Things to do in Norwalk

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartford

— 6 nights
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut. Bring the kids along to The Mark Twain House & Museum and Kidcity Children's Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Farmer Joe's Gardens (in Wallingford), Thimble Islands (in Branford) and Farmington Canal State Park (in Hamden). And it doesn't end there: cool off at Lake Compounce, relax in the rural setting at Gotta's Farm and Cider Mill, explore the world behind art at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, and examine the collection at New England Air Museum.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hartford trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Norwalk to Hartford by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hartford can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Mystic.

Things to do in Hartford

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Mystic

— 7 nights
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Family-friendly places like Mystic Seaport Museum and Olde Mistick Village will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Mystic side-trips: Gillette Castle State Park (in East Haddam), Madison (Meigs Point Nature Center, Hammonasset Beach State Park, &more) and East Lyme (Niantic Bay Boardwalk & Hole-in-the-Wall Beach). There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Mystic Aquarium, immerse yourself in nature at Harkness Memorial State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, and make a trip to Mystic & Shoreline Visitor Information Center.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mystic trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Hartford to Mystic in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mystic

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Connecticut travel guide

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Historic Sites · Aquariums · Theaters
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.