60 days in Connecticut Itinerary

60 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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60 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Norwalk
— 20 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Bristol
— 20 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Mystic
— 19 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Newark

20
nights
Norwalk

Norwalk ©
Norwalk, is the sixth most populous city in the U.S. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Maritime Aquarium and Stepping Stones Museum for Children. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Norwalk: New Haven (Yale Center for British Art, Yale University Art Gallery, & more), Danbury (Tarrywile Park & Mansion, Danbury Museum & Historical Society, & more) and Thimble Islands (in Branford). There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Sheffield Island Lighthouse, explore the landscape on two wheels at Derby Greenway, stroll through New Canaan Nature Center, and admire the majestic nature at Silver Sands State Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Norwalk trip itinerary planner.

Newark to Norwalk is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Bristol.

Things to do in Norwalk

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

New Haven, Stamford, Bridgeport, Danbury, Milford
Highlights from your plan
Silver Sands State Park ©
Silver Sands State Park
Tarrywile Park & Mansion ©
Tarrywile Park & Mansion
Weir Farm National Historic Site ©
Weir Farm National Historic Site

20
nights
Bristol

Bristol ©
Bristol is a suburban city located in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States, 20mi southwest of Hartford. Attractions like Connecticut Science Center and Dinosaur State Park & Museum make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bristol: Sonny's Place (in Somers), Manchester (Case Mountain & Wickham Park) and Vernon Rails-to-Trails (in Vernon). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at The Mark Twain House & Museum, admire the masterpieces at Hill-Stead Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and immerse yourself in nature at Sleeping Giant State Park.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bristol trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Norwalk to Bristol by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Norwalk in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Bristol, with lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mystic.

Things to do in Bristol

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Litchfield, West Hartford, Hartford, Rocky Hill, Norfolk
Highlights from your plan
Sleeping Giant State Park ©
Sleeping Giant State Park
Kidcity Children's Museum ©
Kidcity Children's Museum
Kent Falls State Park ©
Kent Falls State Park

19
nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Kids will enjoy Mystic Aquarium and Ocean Beach Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Old Lyme (DEEP Marine Headquarters - Ferry Landing Park & Sculpture Grounds), East Haddam (Allegra Farm And The Horsedrawn Carriage And Sleigh Museum Of New England, Ray of Light Farm, & more) and Madison (Hammonasset Beach State Park & Meigs Point Nature Center). Pack the 8th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Mystic Seaport Museum, make a trip to Mystic & Shoreline Visitor Information Center, take in the views from Mystic River Bascule Bridge, and try your luck at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mystic trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bristol to Mystic takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bristol in July, expect nights in Mystic to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Mystic

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Groton, New London, Stonington, East Haddam, Essex
Highlights from your plan
Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Mystic Aquarium ©
Mystic Aquarium
Gillette Castle State Park ©
Gillette Castle State Park

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