7 days in Connecticut Itinerary

7 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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7 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  6​h
1
Norwalk
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Mystic
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hartford
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis

2
nights
Norwalk

Norwalk ©
Norwalk, is the sixth most populous city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): admire the striking features of The Philip Johnson Glass House. On the next day, admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Maritime Aquarium, admire all the interesting features of Yale University, then admire the masterpieces at Yale University Art Gallery, and finally enjoy the sea views from Tongue Point Light.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Norwalk road trip planner.

Minneapolis to Norwalk is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Norwalk due to the time zone difference. July in Norwalk sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Mystic.

Things to do in Norwalk

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

New Haven, Bridgeport, The Philip Johnson Glass House, Silver Sands State Park
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The Maritime Aquarium ©
The Maritime Aquarium
Beardsley Zoo ©
Beardsley Zoo

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 Hammonasset Beach State Park. Step out of Mystic with an excursion to Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam--about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Mystic Seaport Museum, go for a walk through Mystic River Historical Society, look for gifts at The Spice & Tea Exchange, and take a leisurely stroll along Ocean Beach Park.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mystic trip planner .

Getting from Norwalk to Mystic by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Mystic are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hartford.

Things to do in Mystic

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

The Submarine Force Museum, Gillette Castle State Park, Hammonasset Beach State Park, Tantaquidgeon Museum, Ocean Beach Park
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Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Mystic Aquarium ©
Mystic Aquarium
Hammonasset Beach State Park ©
Hammonasset Beach State Park

1
night
Hartford

Hartford ©
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. On the 7th (Sun), contemplate the long history of The Mark Twain House & Museum and then get in on the family fun at Lake Compounce.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hartford visit planner .

Getting from Mystic to Hartford by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Hartford can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hartford

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Compounce
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Lake Compounce ©
Lake Compounce
The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum

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