5 days in Connecticut Itinerary

5 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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5 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly + Bus:  9​h
1
Hartford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Salisbury
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
North Stonington
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Phoenix

1
night
Hartford

Hartford ©
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): browse the exhibits of The Mark Twain House & Museum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Hog River Brewing Company, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Relic Brewing Company.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Hartford trip planner .

Phoenix to Hartford is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Hartford is 2 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in October: high temperatures in Hartford hover around 66°F and lows are around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Salisbury.

Things to do in Hartford

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Relic Brewing Company
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Relic Brewing Company ©
Relic Brewing Company
Hog River Brewing Company ©
Hog River Brewing Company
The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum

2
nights
Salisbury

Salisbury ©
Salisbury is a town in Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States of the New York metropolitan area. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Norman Rockwell Museum, then contemplate the long history of Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and then take in the views from Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, then get your bearings at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, and then do a tasting at Walker Road Vineyards.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Salisbury tour planner .

Getting from Hartford to Salisbury by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, Salisbury is slightly colder than Hartford - with highs of 60°F and lows of 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to North Stonington.

Things to do in Salisbury

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Walker Road Vineyards, Norman Rockwell Museum, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
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Norman Rockwell Museum ©
Norman Rockwell Museum
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt ©
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt

1
night
North Stonington

North Stonington ©
North Stonington is a town in New London County, Connecticut, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Misquamicut State Beach and then examine the collection at Mystic Seaport Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our North Stonington online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Salisbury to North Stonington takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Salisbury in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in North Stonington, with lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in North Stonington

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mystic Seaport Museum, Misquamicut State Beach
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Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Misquamicut State Beach ©
Misquamicut State Beach

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