32 days in Connecticut Itinerary

32 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Connecticut vacation planner

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Norwalk
— 8 nights
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Mystic
— 8 nights
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Hartford
— 10 nights
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Cornwall
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Norwalk

— 8 nights
Norwalk, is the sixth most populous city in the U.S. state of Connecticut. Change things up with these side-trips from Norwalk: New Haven (Five Mile Point Light, Yale Center for British Art, &more), Danbury Museum & Historical Society (in Danbury) and New England Brewing Company (in Woodbridge). There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at The Maritime Aquarium, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Two Roads Brewing Company, examine the collection at Osborne Homestead Museum, and walk around Cove Island Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Norwalk trip planner.

New York City to Norwalk is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in January, and nighttime lows around 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mystic.

Things to do in Norwalk

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Mystic

— 8 nights
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mystic: Madison (Meigs Point Nature Center & Hammonasset Beach State Park), The Spa at Saybrook Point (in Old Saybrook) and East Haddam (Allegra Farm And The Horsedrawn Carriage And Sleigh Museum Of New England, Gillette Castle State Park, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Olde Mistick Village, explore the different monuments and memorials at Elm Grove Cemetery, make a trip to Mystic & Shoreline Visitor Information Center, and try to win big at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mystic online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Norwalk to Mystic in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°F, and evening lows to 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hartford.

Things to do in Mystic

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartford

— 10 nights
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut. Explore Hartford's surroundings by going to Massage Savvy (in Guilford), Chatfield Hollow State Park (in Killingworth) and North Madison Congregational Church (in Madison). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, take an in-depth tour of The Mark Twain House & Museum, ponder the world of politics at Connecticut State Capitol, and hit the slopes at Ski Sundown.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hartford trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mystic to Hartford in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hartford can reach 36°F, while at night they dip to 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cornwall.

Things to do in Hartford

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cornwall

— 5 nights
Cornwall is a town in Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Cornwall side-trips: Campbell Falls State Park (in Norfolk) and Bear Mountain (in Salisbury). The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Mohawk State Forest, look for gifts at Sharon Audubon Center, experience rural life at Angevine Farm, and contemplate the long history of Winchester Historical Society.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cornwall trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Hartford to Cornwall in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Cornwall are 34°F, while nighttime lows are 19°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Cornwall

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

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.