4 days in Connecticut Itinerary

4 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Connecticut trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Hartford
— 1 night
Drive
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Mystic
— 2 nights
Fly

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Hartford

— 1 night
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut. On the 22nd (Fri), get engrossed in the history at The Mark Twain House & Museum and then hike along Talcott Mountain State Park. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: deepen your understanding at Yale University and then explore the world behind art at Yale University Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hartford journey planner.

Knoxville to Hartford is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Knoxville, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Hartford, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Mystic.

Things to do in Hartford

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Mystic

— 2 nights
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): look and learn at Mystic Seaport Museum, make a trip to Mystic & Shoreline Visitor Information Center, and then steep yourself in history at Olde Mistick Village. Here are some ideas for day two: observe the fascinating underwater world at Mystic Aquarium and then try to win big at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mystic trip planner.

Getting from Hartford to Mystic by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Mystic can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Mystic

Outdoors · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.