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 15​min
2
Mystic
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Newark

2
nights
New Haven

New Haven ©
New Haven, in the U.S. Bring the kids along to The Maritime Aquarium and Lake Compounce. Step out of New Haven to go to Hartford and see The Mark Twain House & Museum, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Yale University Art Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hammonasset Beach State Park, relax in the rural setting at B&B Flower Farm, and admire all the interesting features of Yale University.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the New Haven day trip planning tool .

Newark to New Haven is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In February, daily temperatures in New Haven can reach 39°F, while at night they dip to 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Mystic.

Things to do in New Haven

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Hammonasset Beach State Park, Hyland House Museum, The Mark Twain House & Museum, B&B Flower Farm, Lake Compounce
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The Maritime Aquarium ©
The Maritime Aquarium
Lake Compounce ©
Lake Compounce
Hammonasset Beach State Park ©
Hammonasset Beach State Park

2
nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Mystic Seaport Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Mystic Aquarium, and then contemplate the long history of Olde Mistick Village. Keep things going the next day: try to win big at Foxwoods Resort Casino, see the interesting displays at The Submarine Force Museum, then take in the pleasant sights at Mystic River Historical Society, and finally take in the views from Mystic River Bascule Bridge.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mystic travel planner.

Getting from New Haven to Mystic by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. February in Mystic sees daily highs of 39°F and lows of 23°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Mystic

Museums Parks Casinos

Side Trips

Foxwoods Resort Casino, The Submarine Force Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Mystic Aquarium ©
Mystic Aquarium
Foxwoods Resort Casino ©
Foxwoods Resort Casino

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