28 days in Connecticut Itinerary

28 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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28 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Norwalk
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Manchester
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Mystic
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Newark

9
nights
Norwalk

Norwalk ©
Norwalk, is the sixth most populous city in the U.S. Bring the kids along to The Maritime Aquarium and Stepping Stones Museum for Children. Explore Norwalk's surroundings by going to New Haven (Yale University Art Gallery, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, & more), Thimble Islands (in Branford) and Washington (HIckory Stick Bookshop & Hollister House Garden). The adventure continues: stroll through Calf Pasture Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Silver Sands State Park, find something for the whole family at Quassy Amusement Park & Waterpark, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sasko Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Norwalk trip itinerary planner .

Newark to Norwalk is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Manchester.

Things to do in Norwalk

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

New Haven, Bridgeport, Milford, Stratford, Brookfield
Highlights from your plan
The Maritime Aquarium ©
The Maritime Aquarium
Quassy Amusement Park & Waterpark ©
Quassy Amusement Park & Waterpark
Beardsley Zoo ©
Beardsley Zoo

9
nights
Manchester

Manchester ©
Manchester is a town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. Attractions like New England Air Museum and Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manchester: Gillette Castle State Park (in East Haddam), A Place Called Hope (in Killingworth) and Machimoodus State Park (in Moodus). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at The Mark Twain House & Museum, admire the masterpieces at New Britain Museum of American Art, explore the landscape on two wheels at Farmington Canal Heritage Trail, and hike along The Lodge at Crandall Park.

Plan my day in Manchester using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Norwalk to Manchester takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mystic.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hartford, West Hartford, Simsbury, Windsor Locks, Farmington
Highlights from your plan
Gillette Castle State Park ©
Gillette Castle State Park
Room Escape Games
Kidcity Children's Museum ©
Kidcity Children's Museum

9
nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Attractions like Mystic Aquarium and Ocean Beach Park make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Clinton Town Beach (in Clinton), Main Street Park, Essex Village (in Essex) and Madison (Meigs Point Nature Center, The Shoreline Greenway Trail, & more). Pack the 19th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Mystic Seaport Museum, explore and take pictures at Charles W. Morgan, contemplate the long history of Olde Mistick Village, and admire the majestic nature at Fort Trumbull State Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mystic trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Manchester to Mystic in 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Manchester in July: highs in Mystic hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Mystic

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

New London, Madison, Waterford, Mashantucket, Stonington
Highlights from your plan
Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Mystic Aquarium ©
Mystic Aquarium
Hammonasset Beach State Park ©
Hammonasset Beach State Park

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