31 days in Connecticut Itinerary

31 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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31 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Start: Manchester
+2
Fly + bus + train:  12​h 45​min
1
Mystic
— 11 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hartford
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Norwalk
— 10 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h
End: Manchester

11
nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Eastern Point Beach and Harvey's Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Charles W. Morgan and Harkness Memorial State Park. Explore Mystic's surroundings by going to Connecticut River Museum (in Essex), Meigs Point Nature Center (in Madison) and Clinton Town Beach (in Clinton). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Mystic Museum of Art, walk around Ocean Beach Park, identify plant and animal life at Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, and admire the majestic nature at Fort Trumbull State Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mystic tour itinerary planner .

Manchester, UK to Mystic is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Manchester to Mystic due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in August; daily highs in Mystic reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hartford.

Things to do in Mystic

Parks Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Groton, Stonington, New London, Mashantucket, East Lyme
Highlights from your plan
Charles W. Morgan ©
Charles W. Morgan
Eastern Point Beach ©
Eastern Point Beach
Meigs Point Nature Center ©
Meigs Point Nature Center

9
nights
Hartford

Hartford ©
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Harriet Beecher Stowe Center and Connecticut State Capitol. Attractions like Connecticut Science Center and Kidcity Children's Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hartford: Bishop's Orchards (in Guilford), Branford (Thimble Islands & Thimble Islands Brewing Company) and Sleeping Giant State Park (in Hamden). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Dinosaur State Park & Museum, admire the masterpieces at New Britain Museum of American Art, trek along Talcott Mountain State Park, and admire the sheer force of Kent Falls State Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hartford online trip builder .

You can drive from Mystic to Hartford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Hartford can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Norwalk.

Things to do in Hartford

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

West Hartford, Branford, Goshen, Bristol, Quassy Amusement Park & Waterpark
Highlights from your plan
Connecticut Science Center ©
Connecticut Science Center
Kidcity Children's Museum ©
Kidcity Children's Museum
Dinosaur State Park & Museum ©
Dinosaur State Park & Museum

10
nights
Norwalk

Norwalk ©
Norwalk, is the sixth most populous city in the U.S. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stepping Stones Museum for Children and Walnut Beach. Relax by the water at Southport Beach and East Haven Town Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Norwalk: Danbury (Tarrywile Park & Mansion & Danbury Railway Museum), New Haven (Five Mile Point Light, Knights of Columbus Museum, & more) and Stony Creek Brewery (in Branford). There's still lots to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Two Roads Brewing Company, experience rural life at Blue Jay Orchards, take in the dramatic scenery at Southford Falls State Park, and immerse yourself in nature at Lovers Leap State Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Norwalk travel route website .

You can drive from Hartford to Norwalk in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Norwalk, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Norwalk

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

New Haven, Milford, Danbury, Stratford, New Milford
Highlights from your plan
Stepping Stones Museum for Children ©
Blue Jay Orchards ©
Blue Jay Orchards
White Silo Farm & Winery ©
White Silo Farm & Winery

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