31 days in Connecticut Itinerary

31 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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31 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Hartford
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mystic
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Washington
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Norwalk
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
End: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

7
nights
Hartford

Hartford ©
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Mark Twain House & Museum and Roseland Cottage. Head to Real Art Ways and The Blue House: Nice Old Things and The Junk Shopfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hartford: The Lodge at Crandall Park (in Tolland), Castle Craig (in Meriden) and A Place Called Hope (in Killingworth). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, contemplate the long history of Webb Deane Stevens Museum, take a peaceful walk through American Legion and Peoples State Forests, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St Joseph.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hartford travel route planner .

Fort Lauderdale to Hartford is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in July; daily highs in Hartford reach 85°F and lows reach 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Mystic.

Things to do in Hartford

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Winsted, Windsor, Woodstock, The Lodge at Crandall Park, A Place Called Hope
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The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum
New Britain Museum of American Art ©
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art ©

9
nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Head to The Book Barn and South County Center for the Artsfor some retail therapy. Let the collections at Mystic Seaport Museum and Florence Griswold Museum capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mystic: Logee's Greenhouses (in Killingly), Meigs Point Nature Center (in Madison) and Prudence Crandall Museum (in Canterbury). And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Mystic River Bascule Bridge, walk around Barn Island Wildlife Management Area, examine the collection at The Submarine Force Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Elm Grove Cemetery.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mystic trip itinerary builder app .

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. Traveling from Hartford in July, expect nights in Mystic to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington.

Things to do in Mystic

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

New London, Groton, Stonington, Norwich, Lebanon Historical Society Museum and Visitors Center
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Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
The Submarine Force Museum ©
The Submarine Force Museum
Florence Griswold Museum ©
Florence Griswold Museum

6
nights
Washington

Washington ©
Washington is a rural town in Litchfield County, Connecticut, in the New England region of the United States. Appreciate the collections at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Gunn Historical Museum. Popular historic sites such as Our Lady of Lourdes' Shrine and Basilica of the Immaculate Conception are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Danbury Museum & Historical Society in Danbury (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Steep Rock Reservation, hike along Macricostas Preserve, examine the collection at Litchfield History Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Hotchkiss-Fyler House Museum.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Washington tour planner .

You can drive from Mystic to Washington in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Washington can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Norwalk.

Things to do in Washington

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Litchfield, Waterbury, Brookfield, Southbury, Woodbury
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Mine Hill Preserve ©
Mine Hill Preserve
Funky Stuff the Collective ©
Funky Stuff the Collective

8
nights
Norwalk

Norwalk ©
Norwalk, is the sixth most populous city in the U.S. Sheffield Island Lighthouse and St. Marks Episcopal Church will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Yale University Art Gallery and Center for Contemporary Printmaking. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Norwalk: Shore Line Trolley Museum (in East Haven), New Haven (Yale Center for British Art, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, & more) and Woodbury Common Premium Outlets (in Central Valley). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center, hunt for treasures at Westport Farmers Market, look for gifts at Diane's Books, and take in the spiritual surroundings of First Presbyterian Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Norwalk itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Washington to Norwalk takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Washington in July, Norwalk is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Norwalk

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

New Haven, Greenwich, Wilton, Stratford, Stamford
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Woodbury Common Premium Outlets ©
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Yale University Art Gallery ©
Yale University Art Gallery
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History ©

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