3 days in Connecticut Itinerary

3 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Connecticut holiday planner

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Mystic

— 2 nights
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mystic: Lake Compounce (in Bristol), Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (in Waterbury) and The Mark Twain House & Museum (in Hartford). There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Mystic Aquarium, pause for some photo ops at US Submarine Veterans of WWII National Memorial East, go for a walk through Mystic River Historical Society, and don't miss a visit to Mystic & Shoreline Visitor Information Center.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mystic itinerary planner.

Newark to Mystic is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Newark in July: highs in Mystic hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Mystic

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Connecticut travel guide

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Aquariums · Theaters · Observatories
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.