5 days in Connecticut Itinerary

5 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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5 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  2​h
1
New Haven
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Mystic
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Newark

2
nights
New Haven

New Haven ©
New Haven, in the U.S. New England Air Museum and Yale Center for British Art will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kent Falls State Park and Southford Falls State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to New Britain Museum of American Art (in New Britain), Elizabeth Park (in West Hartford) and Connecticut State Capitol (in Hartford). It doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Silver Sands State Park and sample the tasty concoctions at Thimble Islands Brewing Company.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New Haven driving holiday website .

Newark to New Haven is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In September in New Haven, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mystic.

Things to do in New Haven

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Southford Falls State Park, Silver Sands State Park, New England Air Museum, Elizabeth Park, Kent Falls State Park
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Southford Falls State Park ©
Southford Falls State Park
New Britain Museum of American Art ©
New England Air Museum ©
New England Air Museum

2
nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): step aboard Charles W. Morgan, enjoy the sea views from The Stonington Lighthouse Museum, then learn about all things military at USS Nautilus, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Avery Point Light. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Florence Griswold Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Harkness Memorial State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Trumbull State Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mystic trip itinerary planner.

Drive from New Haven to Mystic in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Mystic

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Groton, Florence Griswold Museum, Harkness Memorial State Park, The Stonington Lighthouse Museum, Fort Trumbull State Park
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Charles W. Morgan ©
Charles W. Morgan
Florence Griswold Museum ©
Florence Griswold Museum
USS Nautilus ©
USS Nautilus

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