6 days in Connecticut Itinerary

6 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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6 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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

2
nights
New Haven

New Haven ©
New Haven, in the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from New Haven: New Britain Museum of American Art (in New Britain), The Mark Twain House & Museum (in Hartford) and Hill-Stead Museum (in Farmington). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Yale University Art Gallery, gain insight at Yale University, browse the collection at Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and immerse yourself in nature at Hammonasset Beach State Park.

Before you visit New Haven, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Newark to New Haven is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mystic.

Things to do in New Haven

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Madison, Hill-Stead Museum, New Britain Museum of American Art, The Mark Twain House & Museum
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The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum
Yale University Art Gallery ©
Yale University Art Gallery
Yale University ©
Yale University

3
nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
When in Mystic, make a side trip to see Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam, approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Mystic Seaport Museum, get engrossed in the history at Tantaquidgeon Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Mystic River Historical Society, and take a tour of Charles W. Morgan.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mystic route planner.

Getting from New Haven to Mystic by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Mystic

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Tantaquidgeon Museum, Foxwoods Resort Casino, The Submarine Force Museum, Harkness Memorial State Park, Gillette Castle State Park
Highlights from your plan
Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Mystic Aquarium ©
Mystic Aquarium
Olde Mistick Village ©
Olde Mistick Village

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