8 days in Connecticut Itinerary

8 days in Connecticut Itinerary

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Norwalk
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Mystic
— 3 nights
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Hartford
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Norwalk

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Norwalk, is the sixth most populous city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): learn more about the world around you at Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, admire the masterpieces at Yale University Art Gallery, and then gain insight at Yale University. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Perry House, browse the collection at Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, then stroll through Pequonnock River Trail, then hike along Norwalk River Valley Trail, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Maritime Aquarium.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Norwalk road trip planner.

Newark to Norwalk is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mystic.

Things to do in Norwalk

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

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Educational Site
Yale University
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Mystic

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A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Change things up with a short trip to Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at Mystic Seaport Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Mystic Aquarium, steep yourself in history at Olde Mistick Village, and go for a walk through Mystic River Historical Society.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mystic trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Norwalk to Mystic in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Mystic can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hartford.

Things to do in Mystic

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

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Aquarium
Mystic Aquarium
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Historic Site
Olde Mistick Village
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Hartford

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Hartford is the capital of the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Lime Rock Park (in Lakeville) and Thorncrest Farm and Milk House Chocolate (in Goshen). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at The Mark Twain House & Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Connecticut State Capitol, see the interesting displays at New England Air Museum, and admire the masterpieces at New Britain Museum of American Art.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hartford trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Mystic to Hartford in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hartford can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Hartford

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

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Government Building
Connecticut State Capitol
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