3 days in Connecticut Itinerary

3 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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3 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Start: Boston
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Hartford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mystic
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
End: Boston

1
night
Hartford

Hartford ©
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): steep yourself in history at The Mark Twain House & Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at Gillette Castle State Park. On the next day, trek along The Lodge at Crandall Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Mansfield Hollow State Park, and then hike along Cotton Hollow Preserve.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hartford trip planner .

Boston to Hartford is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Hartford are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mystic.

Things to do in Hartford

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Cotton Hollow Preserve, The Lodge at Crandall Park, Mansfield Hollow State Park, Gillette Castle State Park
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The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum
Gillette Castle State Park ©
Gillette Castle State Park
Mansfield Hollow State Park ©
Mansfield Hollow State Park

1
night
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
On the 21st (Wed), see the interesting displays at Mystic Seaport Museum, contemplate the long history of Olde Mistick Village, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Mystic Aquarium, and finally get engrossed in the history at Tantaquidgeon Museum.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mystic online route planner .

Drive from Hartford to Mystic in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Mystic

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Tantaquidgeon Museum
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Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Mystic Aquarium ©
Mystic Aquarium
Olde Mistick Village ©
Olde Mistick Village

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