8 days in Connecticut Itinerary

8 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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8 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Mystic
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hartford
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Norwalk
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Newark

2
nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Mystic is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, adventure, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: try to win big at Foxwoods Resort Casino, take an in-depth tour of Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, see the interesting displays at The Submarine Force Museum, and go for a walk through Mystic River Historical Society.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mystic trip planner .

Newark to Mystic is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Newark in March: highs in Mystic hover around 44°F, while lows dip to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hartford.

Things to do in Mystic

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Casinos

Side Trips

Mashantucket, Groton
Highlights from your plan
Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Foxwoods Resort Casino ©
Foxwoods Resort Casino
Mystic Aquarium ©
Mystic Aquarium

3
nights
Hartford

Hartford ©
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. Step out of Hartford with an excursion to Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of The Mark Twain House & Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at Kidcity Children's Museum, explore the world behind art at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, and see the interesting displays at New England Air Museum.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Hartford road trip app .

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 March, daytime highs in Hartford are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Norwalk.

Things to do in Hartford

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Windsor Locks, New Britain Museum of American Art, Elizabeth Park, Hill-Stead Museum, Sleeping Giant State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum
New Britain Museum of American Art ©
Hill-Stead Museum ©
Hill-Stead Museum

2
nights
Norwalk

Norwalk ©
Norwalk, is the sixth most populous city in the U.S. On the 21st (Thu), learn more about the world around you at Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, then explore and take pictures at Yale University, then get lost in a book at Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and finally don't miss a visit to Housatonic Museum of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Maritime Aquarium, admire the masterpieces at Yale University Art Gallery, and then explore the world behind art at Yale Center for British Art.

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Drive from Hartford to Norwalk in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Norwalk can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Norwalk

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

New Haven, Housatonic Museum of Art
Highlights from your plan
Yale University Art Gallery ©
Yale University Art Gallery
Yale University ©
Yale University

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