3 days in Connecticut Itinerary

3 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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3 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + Bus:  3 h 45 min
1
Hartford
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Mystic
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
End: Philadelphia

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Hartford

Hartford ©
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate the long history of The Mark Twain House & Museum and then make a trip to Connecticut Fallen Firefighters Memorial.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hartford online sightseeing planner.

Philadelphia to Hartford is an approximately 4- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Hartford, with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mystic.

Things to do in Hartford

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Connecticut Fallen Firefighters Memorial
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The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum

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nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Mystic Seaport Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Mystic Aquarium, and then steep yourself in history at Olde Mistick Village. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Gillette Castle State Park, examine the collection at The Submarine Force Museum, and then try your luck at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mystic online tour planner.

You can drive from Hartford to Mystic in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Mystic are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Mystic

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Submarine Force Museum, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Gillette Castle State Park
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Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Mystic Aquarium ©
Mystic Aquarium
Olde Mistick Village ©
Olde Mistick Village

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