49 days in Connecticut Itinerary

49 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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49 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Mystic
— 12 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hartford
— 12 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Washington Depot
— 12 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Ridgefield
— 12 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Newark

12
nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Get some historical perspective at Olde Mistick Village and Gillette Castle State Park. Shop till you drop at The Book Barn and Stonington Village Farmers' Market. Change things up with these side-trips from Mystic: Chamard Vineyards (in Clinton), Sculpture Grounds (in Old Lyme) and Madison (Meigs Point Nature Center & Hammonasset Beach State Park). Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge. Next up on the itinerary: try to win big at Foxwoods Resort Casino, identify plant and animal life at Barn Island Wildlife Management Area, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Scranton's Shops, and see the interesting displays at Mystic Seaport Museum.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mystic trip planning tool .

Newark to Mystic is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Newark in April: high temperatures in Mystic hover around 56°F and lows are around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Hartford.

Things to do in Mystic

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Groton, Mashantucket, New London, Stonington, Old Lyme
Highlights from your plan
Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Foxwoods Resort Casino ©
Foxwoods Resort Casino
Hammonasset Beach State Park ©
Hammonasset Beach State Park

12
nights
Hartford

Hartford ©
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. Head to Lyman Orchards and Real Art Waysfor some retail therapy. Get in touch with nature at American Legion and Peoples State Forests and Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Hartford: Danbury (Danbury Fair Mall & Bear Mountain Reservation), Old Drake Hill Flower Bridge (in Simsbury) and McLean Game Refuge (in Granby). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of The Mark Twain House & Museum, admire the majestic nature at Sleeping Giant State Park, browse for treasures at Stratford Antique Center, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Mansfield Hollow State Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hartford travel route app .

Drive from Mystic to Hartford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. April in Hartford sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Washington Depot.

Things to do in Hartford

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

West Hartford, New Haven, Milford, Danbury, Simsbury
Highlights from your plan
The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum
Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center ©

12
nights
Washington Depot

Washington Depot ©
Popular historic sites such as Our Lady of Lourdes' Shrine and Abbey of Regina Laudis are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Gurski Farm- Williams Park and Steep Rock Reservation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington Depot: Kent (Kent Falls State Park & Morrison Gallery), Lime Rock Park (in Lakeville) and Salisbury Winter Sports Assn Jumpfest (in Salisbury).

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Washington Depot online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Hartford to Washington Depot takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Washington Depot can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Ridgefield.

Things to do in Washington Depot

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Litchfield, New Milford, New Preston, Norfolk, Brookfield
Highlights from your plan
White Memorial Conservation Center ©
Mine Hill Preserve ©
Mine Hill Preserve
Kent Falls State Park ©
Kent Falls State Park

12
nights
Ridgefield

Ridgefield ©
Ridgefield is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. Head to Westport Farmers Market and Fairfield Cheese Companyfor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at Lucius Pond Ordway / Devil's Den Preserve and New Canaan Nature Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ridgefield: EverWonder Children's Museum (in Newtown), Collis P. Huntington State Park (in Redding) and Westport (The Westport Library, Levitt Pavillion For The Performing Arts, & more). Spend the 22nd (Wed) exploring nature at Weir Farm National Historic Site. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Garden of Ideas, browse the different shops at Westfield Trumbull Mall, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Mohegan Recreation Area, and stroll through Norwalk River Valley Trail.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ridgefield trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Washington Depot to Ridgefield takes an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Ridgefield

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fairfield, Westport, Norwalk, New Canaan, Wilton
Highlights from your plan
New Canaan Nature Center ©
New Canaan Nature Center
Weir Farm National Historic Site ©
Weir Farm National Historic Site
Sasko Beach ©
Sasko Beach

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