7 days in Connecticut Itinerary

7 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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7 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
New Haven
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Mystic
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: New York City

3
nights
New Haven

New Haven ©
New Haven, in the U.S. Bring the kids along to Hammonasset Beach State Park and Quassy Amusement Park & Waterpark. Change things up with these side-trips from New Haven: The Mark Twain House & Museum (in Hartford), The Shoreline Greenway Trail (in Madison) and West Hartford (Elizabeth Park & Room Escape Games). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Yale University Art Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Norwalk River Valley Trail, get engrossed in the history at Perry House, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Maritime Aquarium.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the New Haven trip planner .

New York City to New Haven is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in August, New Haven is a bit cooler at night with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mystic.

Things to do in New Haven

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

West Hartford, Madison, Perry House, Derby Greenway, Norwalk River Valley Trail
Highlights from your plan
Hammonasset Beach State Park ©
Hammonasset Beach State Park
The Maritime Aquarium ©
The Maritime Aquarium
Room Escape Games

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 Pleasure Beach. Step out of Mystic with an excursion to Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam--about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Mystic Seaport Museum, admire the majestic nature at Harkness Memorial State Park, take in the pleasant sights at Mystic River Historical Society, and snap pictures at Mystic River Bascule Bridge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mystic road trip planning website .

Getting from New Haven to Mystic by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Mystic can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Mystic

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

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

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