7 days in Connecticut Itinerary

7 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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7 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Start: Springfield
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
1
Norwalk
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Mystic
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hartford
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Springfield

2
nights
Norwalk

Norwalk ©
Norwalk, is the sixth most populous city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): trek along Pequonnock River Trail, then get lost in a book at Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, then admire the masterpieces at Yale University Art Gallery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Norwalk River Valley Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Maritime Aquarium, deepen your understanding at Yale University, and then immerse yourself in nature at Sleeping Giant State Park.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Norwalk road trip planner .

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. October in Norwalk sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mystic.

Things to do in Norwalk

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

New Haven, Pequonnock River Trail, Norwalk River Valley Trail, Sleeping Giant State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Maritime Aquarium ©
The Maritime Aquarium
Yale University Art Gallery ©
Yale University Art Gallery
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library ©

3
nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Change things up with a short trip to Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Mystic Seaport Museum, get engrossed in the history at Tantaquidgeon Museum, look for gifts at The Spice & Tea Exchange, and contemplate the long history of Olde Mistick Village.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mystic trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Norwalk to Mystic takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Mystic are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Hartford.

Things to do in Mystic

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

1
night
Hartford

Hartford ©
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. On the 18th (Fri), make a trip to Connecticut Fallen Firefighters Memorial, browse the exhibits of The Mark Twain House & Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Hill-Stead Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Hartford online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Mystic to Hartford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. October in Hartford sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hartford

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hill-Stead Museum, Connecticut Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Highlights from your plan
The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum
Hill-Stead Museum ©
Hill-Stead Museum

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