7 days in Connecticut Itinerary

7 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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7 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Hartford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Norwalk
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Mystic
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Orlando

2
nights
Hartford

Hartford ©
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): experience rural life at Gotta's Farm and Cider Mill. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at The Mark Twain House & Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at Kidcity Children's Museum, then get lost in a book at Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, then gain insight at Yale University, and finally experience rural life at B&B Flower Farm.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hartford online holiday planner .

Orlando to Hartford is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, Hartford is slightly colder than Orlando - with highs of 78°F and lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Norwalk.

Things to do in Hartford

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

New Haven, Gouveia Vineyards, Kidcity Children's Museum, Dinosaur State Park, New England Air Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum
Kidcity Children's Museum ©
Kidcity Children's Museum
Connecticut Science Center ©
Connecticut Science Center

1
night
Norwalk

Norwalk ©
Norwalk, is the sixth most populous city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Beardsley Zoo, kick back and relax at Sasko Beach, then hike along Norwalk River Valley Trail, then see the interesting displays at Stamford Museum & Nature Center, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at The Maritime Aquarium.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Norwalk itinerary maker site .

Getting from Hartford to Norwalk by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Norwalk are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Mystic.

Things to do in Norwalk

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Sasko Beach, Norwalk River Valley Trail, Beardsley Zoo, Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
The Maritime Aquarium ©
The Maritime Aquarium
Beardsley Zoo ©
Beardsley Zoo
Stamford Museum & Nature Center ©
Stamford Museum & Nature Center

3
nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Bring the kids along to Mystic Aquarium and Meigs Point Nature Center. Explore Mystic's surroundings by going to Main Street Park, Essex Village (in Essex), Gillette Castle State Park (in East Haddam) and Hammonasset Beach State Park (in Madison). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Mystic Seaport Museum, snap pictures at Mystic River Bascule Bridge, take a tour of Charles W. Morgan, and stop by The Spice & Tea Exchange.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mystic trip maker tool .

You can drive from Norwalk to Mystic in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Mystic can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mystic

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Madison, The Submarine Force Museum, Tantaquidgeon Museum, Gillette Castle State Park, Foxwoods Resort Casino
Highlights from your plan
Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Mystic Aquarium ©
Mystic Aquarium
Hammonasset Beach State Park ©
Hammonasset Beach State Park

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