8 days in Connecticut Itinerary

8 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Connecticut holiday planner

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Make it your trip
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Mystic
— 4 nights
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Hartford
— 3 nights
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Mystic

— 4 nights
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mystic: Taylor Brooke Winery (in Woodstock), Slater Memorial Museum (in Norwich) and Gillette Castle State Park (in East Haddam). There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Mystic Aquarium, take in the pleasant sights at Mystic River Historical Society, snap pictures at Mystic River Bascule Bridge, and contemplate the long history of Olde Mistick Village.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mystic journey builder site.

Seattle to Mystic is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Seattle to Mystic, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hartford.

Things to do in Mystic

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Hartford

— 3 nights
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hartford: New Haven (Yale University & Yale University Art Gallery) and Branford (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Thimble Islands). There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Mark Twain House & Museum and cool off at Lake Compounce.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hartford travel route site.

Drive from Mystic to Hartford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Hartford sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hartford

Museums · Theme Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Connecticut travel guide

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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.