6 days in New Haven & Essex Itinerary

6 days in New Haven & Essex Itinerary

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6 days in New Haven & Essex Itinerary

Start: Essex
Drive:  45​min
1
New Haven
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Essex
— 2 nights
End: Essex

2
nights
New Haven

New Haven ©
New Haven, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): stroll around Edgerton Park, admire the masterpieces at Yale University Art Gallery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Grove Street Cemetery, and finally gain insight at Yale University. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Weir Farm National Historic Site and then experience rural life at Beardsley's Cider Mill & Orchard.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read New Haven journey maker tool .

Essex to New Haven is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Essex.

Things to do in New Haven

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Weir Farm National Historic Site, Beardsley's Cider Mill & Orchard
Highlights from your plan
Edgerton Park ©
Edgerton Park
Grove Street Cemetery ©
Grove Street Cemetery
Beardsley's Cider Mill & Orchard ©
Beardsley's Cider Mill & Orchard

2
nights
Essex

Essex ©
Essex is a town in Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Connecticut River Museum and Essex Library Association. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Florence Griswold Museum, make a trip to DEEP Marine Headquarters - Ferry Landing Park, find something for the whole family at The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village, and admire the majestic nature at Rocky Neck State Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Essex trip website .

You can drive from New Haven to Essex in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Essex are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Essex

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Old Lyme, The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village, A Place Called Hope, Rocky Neck State Park
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Neck State Park ©
Rocky Neck State Park
Connecticut River Museum ©
Connecticut River Museum
Florence Griswold Museum ©
Florence Griswold Museum