8 days in Connecticut & Vermont Itinerary

8 days in Connecticut & Vermont Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

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Mystic
— 1 day
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Hartford
— 2 nights
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Woodstock
— 3 nights
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Stowe
— 2 nights
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Mystic

— 1 day
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
On the 3rd (Sun), look and learn at Mystic Seaport Museum and then stroll around Barn Island Wildlife Management Area.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mystic trip planner.

Miami to Mystic is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, Mystic is colder than Miami - with highs of 65°F and lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hartford.

Things to do in Mystic

Childrens Museums · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Hartford

— 2 nights
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): steep yourself in history at The Mark Twain House & Museum and then trek along The Lodge at Crandall Park. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at White Memorial Conservation Center and then identify plant and animal life at Macricostas Preserve.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hartford trip planning website.

You can drive from Mystic to Hartford in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hartford can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Woodstock.

Things to do in Hartford

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Woodstock

— 3 nights
Woodstock is the shire town of Windsor County, Vermont, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Merck Forest & Farmland Center and New England Falconry. Museum-lovers will get to explore Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home and Montshire Museum of Science. There's more to do: stroll through Eshqua Bog Natural Area.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Woodstock attractions planner.

You can drive from Hartford to Woodstock in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Hartford in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Woodstock, with lows of 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Stowe.

Things to do in Woodstock

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stowe

— 2 nights

The Ski Capital of the East

Stowe bustles in winter when skiers and snowboarders flock here to challenge themselves on the long, steep trails careening down Vermont's tallest peak, Mt.
On the 9th (Sat), trek along Birds of Vermont Museum and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Church Street Marketplace. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Stowe Recreation Path and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Mansfield State Forest.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Stowe trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Woodstock to Stowe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Stowe

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Connecticut travel guide

4.3
Aquariums · Theaters · Observatories
The Constitution State
Perhaps best known for its renowned private and public universities, Connecticut was once home to the country's first law school and still boasts one of the oldest secondary schools in America. More than just a small state packed with students, Connecticut offers visitors a chance to explore some of New England's finest tourist attractions while on vacation, including lighthouses, beaches, theaters, museums, galleries, and restaurants. Despite its small size, the state also boasts two large casino complexes, both located on Native American reservations. Rich in history and natural beauty, Connecticut draws newcomers from around the world, with large Polish, Chinese, and Hispanic communities.

Vermont travel guide

4.5
Gift & Specialty Shops · Ski Areas · Hiking Trails
The Green Mountain State
Known for its autumn foliage and maple syrup, Vermont is one of the country's smallest states in terms of both population and geographic area. Despite its small size and mostly rural character, the state boasts many picturesque places to visit, including Lake Champlain, one of the nation's largest freshwater bodies. Split in half by the Green Mountains--a popular holiday destination for hiking and skiing--Vermont features a rolling landscape dotted with farms and quaint towns known for their family-run inns, antique shops, and restaurants. Be sure to explore the state's many wild areas while on vacation, but beware of the so-called "mud season," a period of a few weeks when the state's unpaved roads become undrivable due to spring thaw.