22 days in Connecticut Itinerary

22 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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22 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Start: Houston
+2
Fly + bus + train:  8​h 45​min
1
Mystic
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Norwalk
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hartford
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Houston

6
nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
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), Gillette Castle State Park (in East Haddam) and Essex (Main Street Park, Essex Village & Connecticut River Museum). Pack the 23rd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Mystic Seaport Museum, get engrossed in the history at Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Mystic Aquarium, and admire all the interesting features of Charles W. Morgan.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mystic tour builder .

Houston to Mystic is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight, bus, and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Houston in July, expect Mystic to be a bit cooler, temps between 80°F and 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Norwalk.

Things to do in Mystic

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Groton, New London, Mashantucket, Essex, Florence Griswold Museum
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Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Mystic Aquarium ©
Mystic Aquarium
Olde Mistick Village ©
Olde Mistick Village

7
nights
Norwalk

Norwalk ©
Norwalk, is the sixth most populous city in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Norwalk: Walnut Beach (in Milford), Stony Creek Brewery (in Branford) and New Haven (Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, & more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Sheffield Island Lighthouse, take in the dramatic scenery at Southford Falls State Park, hike along Tarrywile Park & Mansion, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Maritime Aquarium.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Norwalk online itinerary builder .

You can drive from Mystic to Norwalk in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Norwalk can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hartford.

Things to do in Norwalk

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

New Haven, Stratford, Milford, Stony Creek Brewery, Weir Farm National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
The Maritime Aquarium ©
The Maritime Aquarium
Sheffield Island Lighthouse ©
Sheffield Island Lighthouse
Yale University Art Gallery ©
Yale University Art Gallery

7
nights
Hartford

Hartford ©
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Thimble Islands (in Branford), Gouveia Vineyards (in Wallingford) and Sleeping Giant State Park (in Hamden). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of The Mark Twain House & Museum, ponder the world of politics at Connecticut State Capitol, explore the world behind art at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, and get in on the family fun at Lake Compounce.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hartford tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Norwalk to Hartford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Hartford sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hartford

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

West Hartford, Simsbury, Windsor Locks, New Britain Museum of American Art, Thimble Islands
Highlights from your plan
The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art ©
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Connecticut State Capitol ©
Connecticut State Capitol

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