4 days in Hartford & Hudson River Valley Itinerary

4 days in Hartford & Hudson River Valley Itinerary

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4 days in Hartford & Hudson River Valley Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Hartford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Poughkeepsie
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Newark

2
nights
Hartford

Hartford ©
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hartford: The Book Barn (in Niantic) and Mystic (Mystic Aquarium & Mystic Seaport Museum). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at The Mark Twain House & Museum, get in on the family fun at Six Flags New England, get curious at Connecticut Science Center, and stroll the grounds of Ancient Burying Ground.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hartford trip planner .

Newark to Hartford is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In August, daily temperatures in Hartford can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Poughkeepsie.

Things to do in Hartford

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Mystic, Six Flags New England, The Book Barn
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The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum
Six Flags New England ©
Six Flags New England
Mystic Aquarium ©
Mystic Aquarium

1
night
Poughkeepsie

Poughkeepsie ©
Poughkeepsie, officially the City of Poughkeepsie, is a city in the state of New York, United States, which is the county seat of Dutchess County. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, steep yourself in history at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, then steep yourself in history at Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, and finally snap pictures at Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Poughkeepsie driving holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Hartford to Poughkeepsie takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Poughkeepsie sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Poughkeepsie

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Hyde Park
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