30 days in Connecticut Itinerary

30 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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30 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Mystic
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Norwalk
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Washington
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Hartford
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Orlando

8
nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Bring the kids along to Mystic Aquarium and Dubois Beach. Explore Mystic's surroundings by going to Main Street Park, Essex Village (in Essex), Gillette Castle State Park (in East Haddam) and Fox Farm Brewery (in Salem). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Hammonasset Beach State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Hole-in-the-Wall Beach, stroll through Clinton Town Beach, and contemplate the long history of Florence Griswold Museum.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mystic attractions planner.

Orlando to Mystic is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Orlando in September; daily highs in Mystic reach 75°F and lows reach 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Norwalk.

Things to do in Mystic

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Madison, Old Lyme, East Lyme, Pequot Chapel, Eastern Point Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mystic Aquarium ©
Mystic Aquarium
Hammonasset Beach State Park ©
Hammonasset Beach State Park
Meigs Point Nature Center ©
Meigs Point Nature Center

7
nights
Norwalk

Norwalk ©
Norwalk, is the sixth most populous city in the U.S. Kids will enjoy The Maritime Aquarium and Stepping Stones Museum for Children. Get out of town with these interesting Norwalk side-trips: West Haven (West Haven Beaches & B&B Flower Farm), New Haven (Yale Center for British Art, Yale University Art Gallery, & more) and Milford (Gulf Beach & The Coastal Center at Milford Point). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Sasko Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, get to know the resident critters at Beardsley Zoo, and trek along Derby Greenway.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Norwalk trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Mystic to Norwalk in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Norwalk can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Washington.

Things to do in Norwalk

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

New Haven, Milford, Stratford, Fairfield, Wilton
Highlights from your plan
Sasko Beach ©
Sasko Beach
Beardsley Zoo ©
Beardsley Zoo
Stepping Stones Museum for Children ©

7
nights
Washington

Washington ©
Washington is a rural town in Litchfield County, Connecticut, in the New England region of the United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Quassy Amusement Park & Waterpark and Blue Jay Orchards. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington: Great Falls (in Canaan), Danbury Railway Museum (in Danbury) and Salisbury (Salisbury Winter Sports Assn Jumpfest, Scoville Memorial Library, & more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Steep Rock Reservation, experience rural life at Rowanwood Farm, admire the natural beauty at Hollister House Garden, and get outside with Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Washington journey maker .

Traveling by car from Norwalk to Washington takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Norwalk in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 54°F in Washington. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hartford.

Things to do in Washington

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Litchfield, Salisbury, Brookfield, Newtown, Winsted
Highlights from your plan
Kent Falls State Park ©
Kent Falls State Park
Quassy Amusement Park & Waterpark ©
Quassy Amusement Park & Waterpark
Blue Jay Orchards ©
Blue Jay Orchards

7
nights
Hartford

Hartford ©
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. Kids will appreciate attractions like Connecticut Science Center and Dinosaur State Park & Museum. Explore Hartford's surroundings by going to Wallingford (Farmer Joe's Gardens & Gouveia Vineyards), Farmington Canal State Park (in Hamden) and Enders Falls (in Granby). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of The Mark Twain House & Museum, explore the world behind art at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, hike along Farmington Valley Greenway, and admire the natural beauty at Elizabeth Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hartford online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Washington to Hartford takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hartford

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

West Hartford, Portland, Wallingford, Farmington, South Windsor
Highlights from your plan
Wickham Park ©
Wickham Park
Kidcity Children's Museum ©
Kidcity Children's Museum
Connecticut Science Center ©
Connecticut Science Center

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