32 days in Connecticut Itinerary

32 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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32 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Norwalk
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Mystic
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hartford
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Washington
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Newark

6
nights
Norwalk

Norwalk ©
Norwalk, is the sixth most populous city in the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Norwalk: Derby Greenway (in Derby), New Haven (Yale Center for British Art, Yale University Art Gallery, & more) and Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center (in Ansonia). Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Maritime Aquarium, experience rural life at Beardsley's Cider Mill & Orchard, enjoy the sand and surf at Sasko Beach, and explore the striking landscape of Weir Farm National Historic Site.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Norwalk sightseeing planner .

Newark to Norwalk is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Norwalk can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mystic.

Things to do in Norwalk

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

New Haven, Stratford, Wilton, West Haven, Bridgeport
Highlights from your plan
Sasko Beach ©
Sasko Beach
Yale University Art Gallery ©
Yale University Art Gallery

8
nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Get out of town with these interesting Mystic side-trips: Killingly (Logee's Greenhouses & Black Pond Brews), Main Street Park, Essex Village (in Essex) and Hammonasset Beach State Park (in Madison). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Mystic Seaport Museum, try to win big at Foxwoods Resort Casino, immerse yourself in nature at Gillette Castle State Park, and take in the views from Mystic River Bascule Bridge.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mystic travel tool .

You can drive from Norwalk to Mystic in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Mystic can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hartford.

Things to do in Mystic

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Waterford, Groton, Old Lyme, Killingly, Mashantucket
Highlights from your plan
Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Mystic Aquarium ©
Mystic Aquarium
Olde Mistick Village ©
Olde Mistick Village

9
nights
Hartford

Hartford ©
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. Explore Hartford's surroundings by going to Hamden (Farmington Canal State Park & Sleeping Giant State Park), American Legion and Peoples State Forests (in Barkhamsted) and Farmer Joe's Gardens (in Wallingford). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of The Mark Twain House & Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Elizabeth Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vernon Rails-to-Trails, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hartford trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Mystic to Hartford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Hartford can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Washington.

Things to do in Hartford

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

West Hartford, Farmington, Windsor Locks, Simsbury, Hamden
Highlights from your plan
The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art ©
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Connecticut State Capitol ©
Connecticut State Capitol

8
nights
Washington

Washington ©
Washington is a rural town in Litchfield County, Connecticut, in the New England region of the United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington: Great Falls (in Canaan), West Cornwall Covered Bridge (in West Cornwall) and Salisbury (Salisbury Winter Sports Assn Jumpfest & Scoville Memorial Library). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Steep Rock Reservation, head outdoors with Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy, examine the collection at Gunn Historical Museum, and take a peaceful walk through Topsmead State Forest.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Washington trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Hartford to Washington takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Litchfield, Kent, Salisbury, Brookfield, Waterbury
Highlights from your plan
Kent Falls State Park ©
Kent Falls State Park
Hollister House Garden ©
Hollister House Garden
Gunn Historical Museum ©
Gunn Historical Museum

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