7 days in Connecticut Itinerary

7 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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7 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Norwalk
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
East Haddam
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Stonington
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Newark

1
night
Norwalk

Norwalk ©
Norwalk, is the sixth most populous city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): kick back and relax at Joel L. Lefkowitz Park at West Meadow Beach and then enjoy the sea views from Sheffield Island Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Sasko Beach and then head off the coast to Fire Island National Seashore.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read 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. In August in Norwalk, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to East Haddam.

Things to do in Norwalk

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fire Island National Seashore, Joel L. Lefkowitz Park at West Meadow Beach, Sasko Beach
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Fire Island National Seashore ©
Fire Island National Seashore
Sasko Beach ©
Sasko Beach
Sheffield Island Lighthouse ©
Sheffield Island Lighthouse

3
nights
East Haddam

East Haddam ©
East Haddam is a town in Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States. Let the collections at Old Sturbridge Village and Allegra Farm And The Horsedrawn Carriage And Sleigh Museum Of New England capture your imagination. Visiting Gillette Castle State Park and Hammonasset Beach State Park will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around East Haddam: The Mark Twain House & Museum (in Hartford), Woodstock (Taylor Brooke Winery & Roseland Cottage) and Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard (in Peconic).

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the East Haddam route maker app .

You can drive from Norwalk to East Haddam in 1.5 hours. In August in East Haddam, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Stonington.

Things to do in East Haddam

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Woodstock, The Mark Twain House & Museum, Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard, Hammonasset Beach State Park, Old Sturbridge Village
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Gillette Castle State Park ©
Gillette Castle State Park
The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum
Old Sturbridge Village ©
Old Sturbridge Village

2
nights
Stonington

Stonington ©
The town of Stonington is located in New London County, Connecticut, United States, in the state's southeastern corner. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Rainmaker Statue, view the masterpieces at Stonington Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Saltwater Farm Vineyard, then enjoy the sea views from Old Lighthouse Museum, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Stonington Village Farmers' Market.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Stonington trip tool .

Traveling by car from East Haddam to Stonington takes an hour. In August in Stonington, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Stonington

Museums Wineries Beaches

Side Trips

Rainmaker Statue, East Beach
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Stonington Vineyards ©
Stonington Vineyards
Old Lighthouse Museum ©
Old Lighthouse Museum
East Beach ©
East Beach

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