7 days in Connecticut Itinerary

7 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Connecticut holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to Norwalk
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Norwalk
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mystic
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hartford
— 1 night
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Norwalk

— 2 nights
Norwalk, is the sixth most populous city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): trek along Pequonnock River Trail, get lost in a book at Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, then admire the masterpieces at Yale University Art Gallery, and finally trek along Norwalk River Valley Trail. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: observe the fascinating underwater world at The Maritime Aquarium, gain insight at Yale University, and then immerse yourself in nature at Sleeping Giant State Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Norwalk trip itinerary site.

Springfield to Norwalk is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Springfield to Norwalk, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Mystic.

Things to do in Norwalk

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Mystic

— 3 nights
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Go for a jaunt from Mystic to East Haddam to see Gillette Castle State Park about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Mystic Seaport Museum, get engrossed in the history at Tantaquidgeon Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Mystic River Historical Society, and examine the collection at The Submarine Force Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mystic road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Norwalk to Mystic takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Mystic can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hartford.

Things to do in Mystic

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Hartford

— 1 night
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): make a trip to Connecticut Fallen Firefighters Memorial, then take an in-depth tour of The Mark Twain House & Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Hill-Stead Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hartford trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Mystic to Hartford in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Hartford, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hartford

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Connecticut travel guide

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Historic Sites · Aquariums · Theaters
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.