8 days in Connecticut Itinerary

8 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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8 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly + Drive:  6​h
1
Salisbury
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hartford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Mystic
— 3 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Columbus

2
nights
Salisbury

Salisbury ©
Salisbury is a town in Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States of the New York metropolitan area. On the 1st (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Norman Rockwell Museum, then explore the world behind art at The Clark Art Institute, and then snap pictures at Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Salisbury online trip itinerary maker .

Columbus to Salisbury is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Columbus in July since evenings lows in Salisbury dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Hartford.

Things to do in Salisbury

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument, Norman Rockwell Museum, The Clark Art Institute, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
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Norman Rockwell Museum ©
Norman Rockwell Museum
The Clark Art Institute ©
The Clark Art Institute

2
nights
Hartford

Hartford ©
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): browse the collection at Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, then admire the masterpieces at Yale University Art Gallery, and then explore the world behind art at New Britain Museum of American Art. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Connecticut State Capitol, steep yourself in history at The Mark Twain House & Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Hill-Stead Museum, and finally relax in the rural setting at Gotta's Farm and Cider Mill.

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Traveling by car from Salisbury to Hartford takes 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Salisbury in July; daily highs in Hartford reach 85°F and lows reach 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Mystic.

Things to do in Hartford

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

New Haven, Hill-Stead Museum, New Britain Museum of American Art, Gotta's Farm and Cider Mill
Highlights from your plan
The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum
Connecticut State Capitol ©
Connecticut State Capitol

3
nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Charles W. Morgan and The Book Barn. Step out of Mystic with an excursion to Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge--about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Mystic Seaport Museum, go for a walk through Mystic River Historical Society, explore the different monuments and memorials at Norwichtown Historic Cemetary, and snap pictures at Mystic River Bascule Bridge.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mystic online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hartford to Mystic takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Hartford in July, expect nights in Mystic to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are slightly colder, around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mystic

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

The Book Barn, Old Sturbridge Village, Thames River Heritage Park, The Submarine Force Museum, Norwichtown Historic Cemetary
Highlights from your plan
Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Charles W. Morgan ©
Charles W. Morgan
Mystic River Bascule Bridge ©
Mystic River Bascule Bridge

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