8 days in Connecticut Itinerary

8 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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8 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Norwalk
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Mystic
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hartford
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Newark

1
night
Norwalk

Norwalk ©
Norwalk, is the sixth most populous city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, browse the collection at Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and then make a trip to First Presbyterian Church of Stamford, Connecticut. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Maritime Aquarium, then admire the masterpieces at Yale University Art Gallery, and then deepen your understanding at Yale University.

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Newark to Norwalk is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mystic.

Things to do in Norwalk

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

New Haven, First Presbyterian Church of Stamford, Connecticut
Highlights from your plan
Yale University Art Gallery ©
Yale University Art Gallery
The Maritime Aquarium ©
The Maritime Aquarium

3
nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Venture out of the city with trips to East Haddam (Gillette Castle State Park & Allegra Farm And The Horsedrawn Carriage And Sleigh Museum Of New England). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Mystic Seaport Museum, contemplate the long history of Olde Mistick Village, look for gifts at The Spice & Tea Exchange, and go for a walk through Mystic River Historical Society.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mystic travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Norwalk to Mystic takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Mystic are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hartford.

Things to do in Mystic

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

East Haddam, Groton, Foxwoods Resort Casino
Highlights from your plan
Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Mystic Aquarium ©
Mystic Aquarium
Olde Mistick Village ©
Olde Mistick Village

3
nights
Hartford

Hartford ©
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. Hartford is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, childrens museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of The Mark Twain House & Museum, snap pictures at Old Drake Hill Flower Bridge, explore the world behind art at Hill-Stead Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at Connecticut State Capitol.

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You can drive from Mystic to Hartford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Hartford are 42°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hartford

Museums Historic Sites Winter Sports

Side Trips

Windsor Locks, Farmington, New Britain Museum of American Art, Onyx Moonshine, Room Escape Games
Highlights from your plan
The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art ©
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Connecticut State Capitol ©
Connecticut State Capitol

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