7 days in Connecticut Itinerary

7 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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7 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Train:  3​h 15​min
1
New Haven
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Mystic
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Washington
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
New Haven

New Haven ©
New Haven, in the U.S. Visit The Mark Twain House & Museum and St. Mary's Church for their historical value. Explore New Haven's surroundings by going to Hartford (Ancient Burying Ground & Cedar Hill Cemetery), First Presbyterian Church (in Greenwich) and Old Wethersfield (in Wethersfield). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Yale University Art Gallery, hike along Derby Greenway, and browse the collection at Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the New Haven road trip planning tool .

Philadelphia to New Haven is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mystic.

Things to do in New Haven

Historic Sites Museums Trails

Side Trips

Hartford, Derby Greenway, Old Wethersfield, First Presbyterian Church
Highlights from your plan
Cedar Hill Cemetery ©
Cedar Hill Cemetery
The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum
Old Wethersfield ©
Old Wethersfield

2
nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): witness the site of a historic battle at Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park, contemplate the long history of Florence Griswold Museum, then make a trip to Main Street Park, Essex Village, and finally admire the majestic nature at Gillette Castle State Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Roseland Cottage, take in nature's colorful creations at Logee's Greenhouses, then steep yourself in history at Prudence Crandall Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Norwichtown Historic Cemetary, and finally stroll the grounds of Elm Grove Cemetery.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Mystic trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from New Haven to Mystic takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Mystic, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Washington.

Things to do in Mystic

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gillette Castle State Park, Florence Griswold Museum, Main Street Park, Essex Village, Logee's Greenhouses, Prudence Crandall Museum
Highlights from your plan
Prudence Crandall Museum ©
Prudence Crandall Museum
Gillette Castle State Park ©
Gillette Castle State Park
Florence Griswold Museum ©
Florence Griswold Museum

2
nights
Washington

Washington ©
Washington is a rural town in Litchfield County, Connecticut, in the New England region of the United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Anne's Church, admire the masterpieces at Hill-Stead Museum, then snap pictures at Old Drake Hill Flower Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Winchester Historical Society, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Lourdes' Shrine. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Steep Rock Reservation, then get outside with Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Glebe House Museum & The Gertrude Jekyll Garden.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington trip maker website .

You can drive from Mystic to Washington in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Washington can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Litchfield, Hill-Stead Museum, Saint Anne's Church, Old Drake Hill Flower Bridge, Glebe House Museum & The Gertrude Jekyll Garden
Highlights from your plan
Saint Anne's Church ©
Saint Anne's Church
Old Drake Hill Flower Bridge ©
Old Drake Hill Flower Bridge

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