4 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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— 1 night
New Haven
— 2 nights


Mystic — 1 night

A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
On the 3rd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Mystic & Shoreline Visitor Information Center, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Mystic Aquarium, and then steep yourself in history at Olde Mistick Village. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Mystic Seaport Museum, try to win big at Foxwoods Resort Casino, and then go for a walk through Mystic River Historical Society.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mystic driving holiday planner.

Washington to Mystic is an approximately 7-hour car ride. Traveling from Washington in April, things will get a bit cooler in Mystic: highs are around 56°F and lows about 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to New Haven.
Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites
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New Haven — 2 nights

New Haven, in the U.S. state of Connecticut, is the principal municipality in Greater New Haven, which had a total population of 862,477 in 2010. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Yale University Art Gallery, explore the world behind art at Yale Center for British Art, and then learn more about the world around you at Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. On the next day, steep yourself in history at The Mark Twain House & Museum, then explore the world behind art at New Britain Museum of American Art, and then indulge your taste buds at Farmer Joe's Gardens.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the New Haven trip itinerary site.

Drive from Mystic to New Haven in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daily temperatures in New Haven can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Side Trips

Connecticut travel guide

History Museums · Historic Sites · Aquariums
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.