8 days in Connecticut Itinerary

8 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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8 days in Connecticut Itinerary

Start: Peoria
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Hartford
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mystic
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Norwalk
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Peoria

3
nights
Hartford

Hartford ©
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. Explore Hartford's surroundings by going to New Haven (Yale University, Yale University Art Gallery, & more), Gouveia Vineyards (in Wallingford) and Lime Rock Park (in Lakeville). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at The Mark Twain House & Museum, explore the world behind art at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, get a sense of history and politics at Connecticut State Capitol, and don't miss a visit to Connecticut Fallen Firefighters Memorial.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hartford road trip planning site .

Peoria to Hartford is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Peoria to Hartford due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Hartford are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mystic.

Things to do in Hartford

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

New Haven, Hill-Stead Museum, Gouveia Vineyards, Connecticut Fallen Firefighters Memorial, New Britain Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art ©
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Yale University Art Gallery ©
Yale University Art Gallery

3
nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
When in Mystic, make a side trip to see Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam, approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Mystic Seaport Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Mystic Aquarium, try your luck at Foxwoods Resort Casino, and contemplate the long history of Olde Mistick Village.

For photos and more tourist information, read Mystic day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Hartford to Mystic in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. October in Mystic sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Norwalk.

Things to do in Mystic

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gillette Castle State Park, Tantaquidgeon Museum, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Sculpture Grounds, The Submarine Force Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Mystic Aquarium ©
Mystic Aquarium
Olde Mistick Village ©
Olde Mistick Village

1
night
Norwalk

Norwalk
Norwalk, is the sixth most populous city in the U.S. On the 15th (Tue), admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Maritime Aquarium, then hunt for treasures at Westport Farmers Market, then hike along Norwalk River Valley Trail, and finally trek along Pequonnock River Trail.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Norwalk sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Mystic to Norwalk in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Norwalk can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Norwalk

Parks Trails Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Pequonnock River Trail, Norwalk River Valley Trail, Westport Farmers Market

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