30 days in Connecticut Itinerary

30 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Connecticut travel planner

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Washington
— 6 nights
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Manchester
— 6 nights
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Mystic
— 9 nights
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Norwalk
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Washington

— 6 nights
Washington is a rural town in Litchfield County, Connecticut, in the New England region of the United States. Get out of town with these interesting Washington side-trips: West Cornwall Covered Bridge (in West Cornwall), Lime Rock Park (in Lakeville) and Rowanwood Farm (in Newtown). There's still lots to do: stroll through Steep Rock Preserve, admire the sheer force of Kent Falls State Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Lourdes' Shrine, and take an in-depth tour of Hotchkiss-Fyler House Museum.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Washington trip planning website.

New York City to Washington is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Traveling from New York City in September, expect Washington to be slightly colder, temps between 74°F and 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Manchester.

Things to do in Washington

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Manchester

— 6 nights
Manchester is a town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Manchester: A Place Called Hope (in Killingworth), Gillette Castle State Park (in East Haddam) and Sleeping Giant State Park (in Hamden). The adventure continues: walk around Wickham Park, relax in the rural setting at Dondero Orchards, take an in-depth tour of The Mark Twain House & Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Talcott Mountain State Park.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Manchester online tour builder.

You can drive from Washington to Manchester in 1.5 hours. In September in Manchester, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mystic.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Mystic

— 9 nights
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mystic: Main Street Park, Essex Village (in Essex), Hammonasset Beach State Park (in Madison) and Norwich (Slater Memorial Museum & Norwichtown Historic Cemetary). There's still lots to do: look and learn at Mystic Seaport Museum, stop by The Spice & Tea Exchange, step aboard Charles W. Morgan, and go for a walk through Mystic River Historical Society.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mystic trip planner.

Getting from Manchester to Mystic by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Norwalk.

Things to do in Mystic

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Norwalk

— 8 nights
Norwalk, is the sixth most populous city in the U.S. state of Connecticut. Venture out of the city with trips to Branford (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Thimble Islands), Boothe Memorial Park and Museum (in Stratford) and New Haven (Yale University, Yale University Art Gallery, &more). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at Work It Dance and Fitness, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First Presbyterian Church, relax in the rural setting at Blue Jay Orchards, and hike along Norwalk River Valley Trail.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Norwalk vacation maker website.

Getting from Mystic to Norwalk by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September in Norwalk, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Norwalk

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

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.