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Mystic — 2 nights

A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Get out of town with these interesting Mystic side-trips: Hammonasset Beach State Park (in Madison) and Gillette Castle State Park (in East Haddam). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Olde Mistick Village, try to win big at Foxwoods Resort Casino, get engrossed in the history at Mystic Seaport Museum, and get some fabulous bargains at Tanger Outlets Foxwoods.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mystic visit planning tool.

Newark to Mystic is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Mystic can reach 38°F, while at night they dip to 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Hartford.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping
Side Trips

Hartford — 2 nights

Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut. On the 18th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at New Britain Museum of American Art, glide through natural beauty at Winding Trails, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, engage your brain at Connecticut Science Center, admire the masterpieces at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, then get a sense of history and politics at Connecticut State Capitol, and finally make a trip to Connecticut Fallen Firefighters Memorial.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hartford trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mystic to Hartford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hartford can reach 36°F, while at night they dip to 21°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Norwalk.
Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Childrens Museums
Side Trips

Norwalk — 2 nights

Norwalk, is the sixth most populous city in the U.S. state of Connecticut. On the 20th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Yale Center for British Art, admire the masterpieces at Yale University Art Gallery, then learn more about the world around you at Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, and finally get engrossed in the history at Perry House. Here are some ideas for day two: gain insight at Yale University, then examine the collection at Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center, then stop by Goldenberry Gourmet Gift, and finally relax and rejuvenate at iFloat.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Norwalk day trip website.

Getting from Hartford to Norwalk by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in January, and nighttime lows around 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive back home.
Museums · Spas · Shopping
Side Trips

Connecticut travel guide

History Museums · Historic Sites · Aquariums
The Constitution State
Perhaps best known for its renowned private and public universities, Connecticut was once home to the country's first law school and still boasts one of the oldest secondary schools in America. More than just a small state packed with students, Connecticut offers visitors a chance to explore some of New England's finest tourist attractions while on vacation, including lighthouses, beaches, theaters, museums, galleries, and restaurants. Despite its small size, the state also boasts two large casino complexes, both located on Native American reservations. Rich in history and natural beauty, Connecticut draws newcomers from around the world, with large Polish, Chinese, and Hispanic communities.